Rep. Napolitano Honored with Water Leadership Award
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.”
Napolitano was selected for her leadership on the Hoover Power Allocation Act of 2011, which reauthorizes the Hoover Dam to continue providing power to communities across California, Nevada, and Arizona through 2067. The bill also sets aside 5% of the dam’s power to allow Native American tribes and other groups to access it for the first time. The House and Senate passed the bill last month after a multi-year effort.
Napolitano is the top Democrat on the House Water and Power Subcommittee.
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