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Mar 6, 2014

Capps Votes to Address Climate Change, Protect EPA Authority to Limit Carbon Pollution

Capps voted against the so-called “Electricity Security and Affordability Act,” which would strip the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to develop and implement carbon emissions rules for new coal-fired power plants

Feb 10, 2014

Capps Announces Effort to Assist California Producers Affected by Drought

Capps announced the United States Department of Agriculture will make $20 million available for agricultural water conservation.

Dec 20, 2013

USDA to Address Citrus Disease Impacting Central Coast Agriculture

Capps announced new emergency response framework to address Huanglongbing

Dec 9, 2013

Capps Announces Grant for Wave Energy Research at Cal Poly

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.

Nov 19, 2013

Capps Calls for Federal Moratorium on Offshore Fracking Activities Pending Environmental Review

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.

Nov 1, 2013

White House Launches Capps Proposal for Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience

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.

Oct 30, 2013

Capps Announces Millions in Funding for Central Coast Technology Research

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.

Oct 28, 2013

Capps Urges President to Take Action on Seafood Fraud

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.

Oct 25, 2013

Capps Announces Funding for Solar Energy Technology Development in San Luis Obispo

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.

Oct 23, 2013

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.