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Jun 2, 2014

Capps Statement on Draft EPA Greenhouse Gas Regulations

Capps released a statement on the proposed EPA greenhouse gas emission standards for existing coal and natural gas fired power plant

May 15, 2014

Capps Unveils Central Coast Heritage Protection Act to Provide Additional Protection and Preservation of Federal Lands

Capps unveiled legislation that would protect thousand of acres of wilderness in the Los Padres National Forest and the Carrizo Plain National Monument

Mar 26, 2014

Capps Statement on Interagency Working Group on Ocean Acidification Strategic Plan

Capps released a statement after the release of the Strategic Plan for Federal Research and Monitoring of Ocean Acidification

Mar 25, 2014

Capps Announces Grants for Solar Energy Research

Capps announced that NEXT Energy Technologies in Goleta has been awarded two separate grants totaling $1.75 million.

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.