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Dianne Feinstein: How DC can help fight the drought in California

Dianne Feinstein: How DC can help fight the drought in California

Last year, California voters overwhelmingly approved a $7.5-billion bond to upgrade the state's water infrastructure. This investment will help combat the effects of climate change, which is only worsening the drought we face now. But the state can't stand on its own. The tremendous challenge of upgrading our water infrastructure will require federal cooperation. That's why I plan to introduce drought legislation soon to lay out the federal role in this long-term effort. For much of the last year I've been working on a limited drought bill that concentrated on operating the federal and state water projects more efficiently while remaining consistent with environmental...

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