Secretary Salazar’s Statement on California Water Legislation



11/04/2009


Contact: Kendra Barkoff
(202) 208-6416


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today issued the following statement on the California State Legislature’s passage of legislation to modernize the state’s water infrastructure:

“Thanks to the California legislature and Governor Schwarzenegger, Californians now have the opportunity to choose a more secure and sustainable water future. This landmark package is a critical step toward bringing California's water infrastructure into the 21st century while restoring California's Bay Delta, on which millions of Californians depend for clean drinking water and their livelihoods. I applaud the leadership, courage, and vision of everyone who helped bring this desperately-needed legislation across the finish line. We will continue to need all hands on deck - at the federal, state, and local levels - in the coming months as we face the possibility of a fourth year of drought and sobering water realities."