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Capps announced that Cal Poly received a grant of $750,000 to evaluate the feasibility of a National Wave Energy Test Center off the coast of California.
Capps sent a letter calling for a moratorium on offshore fracking activities in federal waters off the coast of California until a comprehensive study is conducted to determine the impacts of fracking activities.
Capps praised the establishment of the White House Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, an idea stemming from a letter urging President Obama appoint a panel to strengthen federal support for local climate change preparedness and resiliency efforts.
Capps announced three Central Coast research projects received more than $5 million in funding from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program.
Capps sent a letter to President Obama urging him to take administrative action on seafood fraud, a widespread issue that puts fishers and seafood consumers around the country at risk.
Capps announced that Renewable Power Conversion Inc. in San Luis Obispo received $994,378 from the Department of Energy to develop innovative solar energy technology as part of the agency’s SunShot Incubator Program.
Capps Votes for Key Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, Voices Concern About Provisions Limiting Environmental Review
Capps voted in favor of H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), which passed 417 to 3, and will now go to conference with a similar Senate bill.
Capps released the following statement in response to the announcement from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that it has exhausted its carryover funds and will be furloughing most of its staff due to the government shutdown
Capps announced the Safety and Fraud Enforcement for Seafood Act, which would require traceability throughout seafood supply chains and improve labeling and safety inspections of seafood sold in the United States.
Capps announced that UCSB has received a grantfrom the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the response of Antarctic marine organisms to ocean warming and ocean acidification in the Southern Ocean.