California Senate Announces Infrastructure Package

SACRAMENTO — Senate leadership today unveiled a $15 million bond package that would support new state investment in water infrastructure, parks, recreation facilities, affordable housing, transportation, and protection of the state’s natural and historical resources.

Following is a statement from Ann Notthoff, NRDC’s director of California advocacy:

“California has long been a model for the rest of the country when it comes to protecting public health and the environment. As we look at the needs of a growing population, coupled with the need for infrastructure updates and going into a sixth year of drought, it’s a relief to see that Senate leadership takes these issues seriously.

"As the Infrastructure Investment Package released today, goes through the legislative process, NRDC will work to make sure that full environmental and public review opportunities are protected.  Properly done, this will go a long way to meet California’s pressing environmental and human needs.”


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