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On Earth Day, Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) introduced a bill that would place a moratorium on offshore fracking in federal waters off the West Coast until a full environmental review of the controversial practice is completed.
Rep. Lois Capps announced that the City of Guadalupe received a $347,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Emergency Community Water Assistance Grant program.
Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) introduced legislation that will support research on ocean acidification through partnerships between the seafood industry and the academic community.
Capps reintroduced three climate change-related bills that would help local communities increase their resiliency to the impacts of climate change.
Capps offered a motion on the House floor that would have ensured that TransCanada – and not the taxpayer – pay to clean up the mess in the event of a spill associated with the Keystone XL pipeline.
Capps was recommended as a member of the House Committee on Natural Resources for the 114th Congress.
Capps announced that UCSB researchers were awarded a National Science Foundation grant to study the link between kelp forests and beach ecosystems.
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.
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.