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California House Republican Delegation Statement on New Biological Opinions Regarding Water Project Operations

Oct 22, 2019
Press Release


Today, Congressman Kevin McCarthy (CA-23), Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22), Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42), Congressman Tom McClintock (CA-04), Congressman Doug LaMalfa (CA-01), Congressman Paul Cook (CA-08), and Congressman Duncan Hunter (CA-50) released the following joint statement after the announcement of new biological opinions finalized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service regarding the operation of the Federal Central Valley Project (CVP) and the California State Water Project (SWP):
 
“For years, communities across California have been denied water, while protected fish species have also struggled due to decade-old regulations based on even older science and data. Yesterday’s actions by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service to replace these failed regulations with new biological opinions based on the latest science and data is a welcome step in the right direction. It is our hope that the implementation of these new regulations will bring better protections for listed fish species and the environment, as well as increased flexibility regarding CVP and SWP operations to help ensure our constituents receive the water they are entitled to or contract and pay for.”
 

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