California governor announces aggressive $8 billion plan to boost water supply

8/14/2022 8:30:00 AM

Gov. Gavin Newsom said California is expected to lose 10% of its water supply by 2040.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new plan to tackle the state's water shortage. The $8 billion strategy, detailed in a 16-page document, aims to reinforce California's dwindling water supply.

Gov. Gavin Newsom said California is expected to lose 10% of its water supply by 2040.

, aims to reinforce California's dwindling water supply.August 13, 2022 By KAREN VELIE Gov.©2022 CBS Broadcasting Inc.Newsom, a Democrat, appointed Blumenfeld as secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency on his first day in office in 2019.

As the burdens of global warming and historic drought conditions show no sign of slowing down, Newsom is looking to expand the state's water supply."The science and the data leads us to now understand that we will lose 10% of our water supply by 2040," Newson said Thursday during a visit to a desalination plant.4 billion loan to PG&E to help the utility extend the life of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in Avila Beach for five to 10 years, he announced on Friday."As a consequence of that deeper understanding, we have a renewed sense of urgency to address this issue head on." Dead quaking Aspen trees stand near a shoreline expanded by the very low water level at Grant Lake, California.The extension is “critical to ensure statewide energy system reliability” as the state moves away from fossil fuels, according to Newsom’s proposal.David McNew / Getty Images The new plan, titled"California's Water Supply Strategy, Adapting to a Hotter, Drier Future," highlights methods to boost water levels and make up for water loss caused by climate change.S.

The four main goals outlined are to create storage for four million acre-feet of storm water, recycle and reuse 800,000 acre-feet of wastewater per year by 2030, employ more efficient water conservation techniques to free up 500,000 acre-feet of water, and desalinate more sea water.“We are behind where we need to be in bringing our clean resources online to ensure that we can retire these resources,” said Ana Matosantos, cabinet secretary for Gov."What we are focusing on is creating more supply," Newsom said."What we're focused on is creating more water.Newsom’s proposal is now headed to the California Legislature for a decision.How can we take existing resources and be more resourceful in terms of advancing policies, and direct our energies to create more water, to capture more water?" In his news conference, Newsom also emphasized his frustration with the bureaucratic process, which often slows down the implementation of climate plans like this one."The time to get these damn projects is ridiculous, it's absurd, it's reasonably comedic," Newsom said..The first year of Blumenfeld’s tenure was largely spent defending California’s climate policies against threats from the Trump administration, including an effort to revoke California’s ability to set its own vehicle emissions rules.

California Gov.Gavin Newsom speaks to reporters about new water plan to adapt to hotter, drier conditions caused by climate change.Police admit error, dismiss citation against SLO County Observer The comments below represent the opinion of the writer and do not represent the views or policies of CalCoastNews.Aug.11, 2022.Please address the Policies, events and arguments, not the person.Justin Sullivan / Getty Images While the plan outline gives people a basic understanding of the methods the state would employ to increase water supply, critics like the nonprofit environmental advocacy group Food & Water Watch said the plan never discusses how the state's biggest water usage offenders could cut down.

"The plan makes no mention of curbing the most intensive water users of the state – Big Ag and Big Oil," the Food & Water Watch wrote in a..

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Whippenz We need a westworld (season 4) inspired desalination plant off the west coast. In essence, two factions of liberal goofballs are trying to outstupid one another. Noticeably absent is the suggestion that we stem the out-of-control influx of actual consumers of resources. Are Hollywood celebrities watering their lawns?

Hey Money can't stop the drought. This is who the dems wanna run in 2024 Be afraid.. Does the plan include stopping Nestle from pumping the water out and selling it back to us? Build salt water purification plants up and down Pacific Coastline. 8 billion to not dump it to the ocean? Guys a clown Desalinated ocean water is the way.

You helped cause the problem and now you want 8 billion to fix it.

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Haha newscum caused the water shortage, now hes using it as a political issue to get votes. Saying hes trying to fix a problem he helped create Get ready for stillsuits, California. The reason we have a shortage is because our Governors have refused to do anything about building and increasing water storage for decades. We BEGGED them. They gave priority to building high speed trains which, 15 years later, cost 10X the original cost and still aren't built.

Water shortage because the same amount of water is now expected to provide for twice as many people? Time to address over population as well. 7 billion for him This man is USELESS Maybe California should “boldly go where no man has gone before” He created the shortage these two sentences lmao

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