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(Washington, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) released the following statement after Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and labor and environmental groups announced a joint proposal to close Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant and replace it with investment in a greenhouse-gas-free portfolio of energy efficiency, renewables, and energy storage:
(El Monte, CA) Today, Rep. Napolitano (CA-32) visited Northrop Grumman in Azusa and CODA Energy in Monrovia, promoting local manufacturing and job creation in the San Gabriel Valley.
(Washington, D.C.) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32) voted in favor of H.R. 678, the Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act. Napolitano supported final passage of the bill after an amendment was adopted altering the controversial provision that would have waived the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for these projects. The bill ultimately passed by a vote of 416-7.
Legislation Would Improve Efficiency of Hydropower Dams
(Washington, D.C.) Today, during a floor debate in the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (CA-38) expressed her opposition to H.R. 2842, the Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act of 2011, because of the way it overrides critical environmental protections. Napolitano continues to support small-scale hydropower projects, but objected to the bill’s waiver of National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) environmental reviews before implementing such projects.
(Washington, D.C.) Today, at a signing ceremony at the White House, President Barack Obama signed the Hoover Power Allocation Act, a bill originally authored by Rep. Grace F. Napolitano that determines how the Hoover Dam will be run for the next fifty years and provides new access to power for Native American tribes and other groups.
(Washington, D.C.) Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Hoover Power Allocation Act, a bill originally authored by Rep. Grace F. Napolitano that determines how the Hoover Dam will be run for the next fifty years and provides new access to power for Native American tribes and other groups. The bill’s passage in the House today means it will now be sent to the President to be enacted into law.
Today, the Southern California Water Committee (SCWC) announced that it will be honoring Rep. Grace F. Napolitano with the 2011 Harriett Wieder Water Leadership Award at their November 17 annual dinner in the City of Industry.
“I am honored to accept this award, and to recognize the many communities and agencies who work together to protect and improve our water supply,” Napolitano said. “We must continue to meet our water challenges and provide the reliable and inexpensive water we need for strong economic growth.”
Washington, D.C.) Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed the Hoover Power Allocation Act, which ensures that the Hoover Dam is able to continue providing power for another 50 years for the 29 million people in California, Arizona, and Nevada who rely on it for inexpensive energy. The bill now needs a final vote in the U.S. House of Representatives before it can be signed into law.
Allows Hoover Dam to continue delivering power through 2067; expands access to electricity to new groups