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Critics of the reversal on Thursday warned that it will jeopardize citizens’ health and generate environmental cleanup costs paid for by taxpayers. Rep. Grace Napolitano (D., Calif.), the chairwoman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment that oversees the EPA Clean Water Act, called the move the “latest evidence of the president’s utter disregard and contempt for science.”
“Winners are corporations and polluters. Losers are families, farmers, and taxpayers,” she said in a statement.
(WASHINGTON, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) issued the following statement after the Trump administration finalized its repeal of the 2015 Clean Water Rule:
“Today's action by the EPA to eliminate vital Clean Water Act protections is the latest evidence of the President's utter disregard and contempt for science. Winners are corporations and polluters. Losers are families, farmers, and taxpayers.
Congresswoman Grace Napolitano, the chair of the subcommittee that directly oversees T.V.A, also continued to accept money from Jacobs Engineering following the November 2018 verdict. “I had no knowledge of Jacobs’s involvement in the cleanup of the spill,” she said in an email. “I have never spoken to Jacobs about this situation. I have worked with CH2M Engineering company, which was recently purchased by Jacobs, on water and transportation infrastructure projects in my district and California.”
Water infrastructure funding, which traditionally has won strong bipartisan support, will be an even bigger priority now that Democrats control the House, said Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-Calif.), who chairs the House Transportation and Infrastructure’s water resources and environment subcommittee.
It also built the 62-year-old Whittier Narrows Dam which needs $600 million in upgrades to prevent a failure that would affect 1.25 million people in the event of a 1-in-1,000 year flood. In a separate motion, the county joined with Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-El Monte, asking Congress to allocate the money and expedite the project.
On the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rep. Grace Napolitano of suburban southeast Los Angeles leads the Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee. On the Agriculture Committee, Jim Costa of Fresno chairs the Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee.
Congresswoman Grace Napolitano (D-CA) introduced the Water Recycling Investment and Improvement Act of 2019 (HR 1162), which aims to significantly increase the federal investment in major water recycling and reuse projects in 17 Western states. The bill extends the authorization of the Bureau of Reclamation's Title XVI competitive grants program, and increases the authorized funding level from $50 million to $500 million. Due to overwhelming demand and broad support in Congress, the program reached its $50 million limit within three years of its creation.
(WASHINGTON, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32) introduced H.R. 1162, the Water Recycling Investment and Improvement Act, to assist water agencies with the expansion, planning, design, and building of water recycling plants and modernizing water infrastructure in California and other western states.
(WASHINGTON, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte), issued the following statement after the Trump administration announced a new proposal—claiming it to be pro-industry—which would weaken federal clean water rules, putting at risk the health and safety of millions of Americans: