|Here's Senator Feinstein's reply to my letter urging her to vote no on HR1837. Her reply is very neutral and noncommittal, especially compared with Rep. Miller's reply I posted last week.|
Dear Mr. Jeffries :
Thank you for writing to me to share your thoughts about California's water needs. I appreciate hearing your thoughts on this important issue, and I welcome the opportunity to respond.
As you know, California faces serious water challenges. In the face of climate change, drought and population growth, California's water supply is simply inadequate. Water flows through the San Joaquin Delta are threatened and flood protection throughout the Central Valley is deteriorating. Meeting California's growing water needs is an important priority for Federal, State, and local leaders.
I appreciate hearing your support for a sustainable solution for California's water supply. To ensure that California will be able to meet its currents and future water needs, I believe that there must be a comprehensive approach that balances the needs of agriculture, urban areas and the environment. Conservation and efficiency are important parts of the solution, but I believe that investments in surface and groundwater storage and improved conveyance are also necessary to address California's growing water needs.
Please know that I read your letter with interest and will keep your thoughts in mind as I continue working to address California's aging water infrastructure and increase the quality and reliability of the State's water supply.
Once again, thank you for writing. I hope you will continue to keep me informed on issues of importance to you. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact my Washington, D.C. office at (202) 224-3841. Best regards.
United States Senator