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The Pebble Partnership says the early veto, issued before Pebble applied for its permits, was unfair and bad public policy. In a separate development, a U.S. House Transportation subcommittee has announced it will hold a hearing on the Pebble project this month. It will be chaired by Rep. Grace Napolitano D-Calif.
The evening consisted of a short speaking program and ceremonial ribbon cutting, honoring the legacy of the facility.
Water is life. It is essential to the survival of all living things and has been at the center of my work for over three decades as a public servant. I did not select this cause arbitrarily, but because our communities were suffering, and no one was speaking out about safe, clean water supplies for residents of the San Gabriel Valley and greater east Los Angeles County.
To make it a reality, Congress must pass the Fallen Journalists Memorial Act, which has bipartisan support. The legislation was introduced earlier this year by Senator Ben Cardin, Senator Rob Portman, Representative Grace Napolitano, and Representative Tom Cole.
The Fallen Journalists Memorial Act would authorize the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work on federally owned and administered land in the District of Columbia. No federal funds would be used to build the memorial.
Concerns about flood risk have prompted local officials and federal lawmakers led by U.S. Rep. Grace F. Napolitano to urge the corps to expedite needed safety repairs at Whittier Narrows Dam, about 13 miles southeast of Los Angeles.
The legislation was introduced by Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO), Subcommittee Chair Grace Napolitano (D-CA), Subcommittee Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-AR), and Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA).
Mobility 21 presented awards to several transportation leaders for their efforts to keep the region moving:
The idea to create a memorial to journalists killed in pursuit of truth was born on June 25, when Ben Cardin and Rob Portman in the U.S. Senate were joined by Grace Napolitano, and Tom Cole in the U.S. House of Representatives to introduce legislation giving the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation authority to begin the long process of creating the memorial.
President Trump has made his ambivalence, or even disdain, for science clear in regards to the environment. Throughout the hearing, DeFazio and other Democrats took Ross and Trump’s E.P.A. to task for making factually unsound regulatory decisions and, in doing so, putting the American public at risk.