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Feb 9, 2015

Capps Announces UCSB Grant to Research Kelp Ecosystems

Capps announced that UCSB researchers were awarded a National Science Foundation grant to study the link between kelp forests and beach ecosystems.

Feb 3, 2015

President’s Budget Includes $30 Million to Fight Ocean Acidification

Capps and Farr released a statement in response to the President’s budget request for $30 million to significantly expand the NOAA ocean acidification research program.

Jan 27, 2015

Capps Applauds Decision to Protect California Coast from New Drilling

Capps applauded the decision by the U.S. Department of Interior to prohibit any new offshore oil or gas lease sales in the Northern California, Central California, and Southern California Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Planning Areas.

Jan 20, 2015

Capps Statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Capps released a statement regarding President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.

Jan 13, 2015

Capps Backs Bill to Provide Drought-Related Aid

Capps joined 15 of her California colleagues to introduce a bill that would help communities deal with drought conditions.

Dec 3, 2014

Capps Testifies Before Senate Committee on Safety at Diablo Canyon

Rep. Capps testified about nuclear safety concerns before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Nov 17, 2014

Capps Applauds Final Climate Preparedness Task Force Recommendations to President

Capps (CA-24) applauded the release of final recommendations from the President’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, which included several from her bills.

Oct 14, 2014

Capps Announces Federal Funding for Santa Maria Water Plan

Capps announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing technical assistance to Santa Maria to help it plan for water quality management.

Oct 7, 2014

Capps Statement on UCSB Nobel Prize Winner

Rep. Lois Capps released the following statement on UCSB Professor of Materials and of Electrical and Computer Engineering Dr. Shuji Nakamura winning the Nobel Prize in Physics.