(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa issued the following statement after leading a letter with colleagues to Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to call for immediate action on the drought crisis that is impacting communities across the West.
Rep. LaMalfa said, “The single-minded focus on providing water to environmental concerns has left California’s reservoirs nearly empty. Wells are running dry, farmers are having water cut off mid-season, and fires are currently ravaging our forests. The Biden Administration formed an “Interagency Working Group,” but there has been no action. This Administration must do more to address this drought crisis in California. We need true forest practices that thin trees and brush for healthier forest floors and new water storage reservoirs to provide significant relief to those continuously impacted by these crises.”
Full text of the letter can be found here.
Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.
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