Congressman Mark DeSaulnier’s Statement On Controversial Water Provision In Water Infrastructure Bill

December 8, 2016
Press Release

Washington, DC -- Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) issued the following statement in response to the addition of a controversial provision in the Water Infrastructure for the Nation Act (WIIN).

“Behind closed doors, House Republicans inserted provisions that gut environmental protections in California’s Bay-Delta, threatening the livelihoods of thousands of fishing jobs and water quality. I strongly oppose this effort, which would override Endangered Species Act protections and conflicts with California law, replacing evidence-based decision-making with political imperatives reversing progress that California has made toward finding sustainable drought solutions. Additionally, the bill puts at risk critical funding for Flint and other critical water infrastructure projects around the nation.”