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Feinstein: Implement Farm Bill’s Drought Provisions to Protect Salton Sea

02/01/19 | Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) called on the Trump administration to quickly implement new drought provisions she secured in the Farm Bill to protect the Salton Sea, which is rapidly shrinking due to reduced inflows. The bill provides the Department of Agriculture with new authorities and additional funding for conservation efforts that could be used to mitigate the negative effects of the declining lake.

     “I’m writing to ask that you quickly implement the new drought provisions Congress included in the recent Farm Bill and provide a firm federal funding commitment to facilitate Salton Sea conservation efforts,” Senator Feinstein wrote. “These new drought provisions are vital to protecting public health, natural resources, the environment, wildlife and the agricultural industry in the Coachella and Imperial valleys.”

     Full text of the letter can be read at: Feinstein Letter

For Immediate Release                                                     Contact: Adam Russell
January 31, 2019                                                                               (202) 224-9629