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Salton Sea gets Boost to Tap Vast Lithium Supplies
NR – Governor signs bill to boost lithium development at Salton Sea
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First Congressional Hearing for Sea Since 1997: SSA Directors Unite in Call for Stronger Federal Partnership
09/25/20 | Testimonies Submitted to September 24, 2020 Salton Sea Hearing    
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Salton Sea’s death spiral sparks pleas for Congress to help
09/25/20 | California officials pressed Congress yesterday to step up federal efforts to address the rapidly growing public health crisis at the Salton Sea.  
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Federal legislators advance Salton Sea Authority Agenda
07/30/20 | House passes two bills with new directives for Army Corps and Bureau of Reclamation. This week, the US House of Representatives advanced two pieces of legislation to mobil...
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State Budget includes $47 million for the Salton Sea
07/28/20 | California’s state budget includes $47 million to help the Salton Sea. The new budget was signed by Governor Newsom last month. The ongoing crisis at the Salton Sea has cr...
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Governor signs budget with major funding for Salton Sea recovery
06/29/20 | Governor signs budget with more than $47 Million for Salton Sea projects. Salton Sea funds to launch long-awaited recovery.   The Salton Sea, suffering decades o...
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Secretive ‘harbor master’ steers Colorado River campaign
04/18/19 | For six years, a coordinated campaign has fought to save the Colorado River, influencing policy decisions …
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Colorado River’s biggest champion – Walmart heirs
04/17/19 | An unlikely advocate seems to be around every bend of the Colorado River these days: …
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Audit finds SSA tops in fiscal integrity
4/2/19 | The Salton Sea Authority is operating at the highest professional standard of fiscal integrity and public accountability, according to …
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Colorado River: States reach drought pact as largest user protests
3/20/19 | The Colorado River’s seven states yesterday inked agreements for managing the river in the face of climate change and increasing droughts.
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California agencies at odds over Colorado River drought plan
03/12/19 | “The way to arrive at a resilient and durable drought contingency plan is for the parties to work through the Salton Sea issue, not around it,” …
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Averting Catastrophe, Seizing Opportunity
03/04/19 |  Municipal Water Leader interview with Phil Rosentrater, GM/Executive Director of Salton Sea Authority.
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Feds will include Salton Sea in Drought Plan, IID says
03/01/2019 | There may be hope for finalizing a sweeping Colorado River drought contingency plan…
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We can plan for a ‘leaner’ Colorado River as we save the Salton Sea
03/01/19 | Over the past five years, the seven Colorado River Basin states have been working to develop a series of drought contingency plans (DCPs) to safeguard..
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New Deadline for Drought Contingency Plan Approaching
03/01/19 | “It appeared Arizona came up with a solution in time, although it wasn’t what the federal government expected.”
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As Arizona nears completion of Colorado River plan…
03/01/19 | …deal remains unfinished in California
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MWD’s Colorado River offer hurts Salton Sea hopes
02/28/2019 | “L.A.’s Metropolitan Water District just made a move to take the Imperial Irrigation District completely out of the game.”
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Salton Sea Money Demand Clogs Up Colorado River Drought Plans
02/21/19 | California’s Salton Sea is a complicated place…
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Feinstein: Implement Farm Bill’s Drought Provisions to Protect Salton Sea
02/01/19 | 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, ...
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Historic MOU signing ceremony at Salton Sea
12/21/18 | Representatives from Riverside County and Imperial County gathered at Travertine Point to sign an historic Salton Sea MOU.
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