Costa, California Lawmakers Praise Gov. Newsom Veto of SB 1

Sep 16, 2019
Press Release

(FRESNO) Congressman Costa and Representatives John Garamendi, Josh Harder, and TJ Cox along with Senator Dianne Feinstein, released the joint statement today in support of Governor Gavin Newsom’s plan veto SB1, legislation that would have profound impacts on the long-term availability of water in the valley: 

“While we support the objectives of SB1 - to protect clean air, drinking water, and our environment - the bill as written would jeopardize those very goals. It is critical that all Californians, especially those in disadvantaged communities, have a reliable supply of clean, fresh drinking water, in addition to our environment and essential agriculture industry. We applaud the Governor’s leadership in vetoing this bill, and his efforts to solve California’s difficult water challenges with solutions that meet the needs of the 21st century.”

“Working together with all water users provides the best hope for avoiding the endless litigation on the management of California’s water supply. We know this through experience. Continuing the collaborative process put in motion by the Governor can result in improved habitats and protect fish and wildlife species, while also ensuring improved water supply reliability for our communities and family farms across California.”