Environment & Energy Report

California Governor Signs Drought Relief Package

March 4, 2014, 5:00 AM

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed the $687.4 million drought relief package March 1 that state lawmakers approved two days earlier see related story, 40 DEN A-14, 2/28/14. “This legislation marks a crucial step—but Californians must continue to take every action possible to conserve water,’’ Brown said in a written statement. The two bills, S.B. 103 and S.B. 104, accelerate the approval and funding for local and regional water conservation and management projects, like water recycling and storm water capture programs. Also, the measures will provide emergency drinking water supplies, improve water use efficiency and save energy, reduce fire fuels in high...

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