Representative Raul Ruiz is calling for a congressional hearing on what he calls an “impending public health crisis at the Salton Sea.”
Representative Raul Ruiz (D - Palm Desert) has been adamant that federal agencies intervene and stop the shrinking Salton Sea from becoming a public health crisis as toxic dust wafts up from its receding shoreline.
Earlier this month, Ruiz and Representative Juan Vargas of Imperial County wrote a letter to the chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, asking him to hold a congressional hearing on the matter.
COACHELLA (CNS) - One day after President Donald Trump signed a Southwestern regional drought pact into law, a Coachella Valley water agency announced a lawsuit today accusing Southern California's water-distribution manager of violating state environmental laws in forging the agreement. The lawsuit by the Imperial Irrigation District, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeks to ``suspend approvals and actions'' relating to the Drought Contingency Plan until a thorough environmental analysis can be done.
MECCA (CNS) - A desert water agency was ``the elephant in the room'' Tuesday as representatives from seven states, along with several key district officials, met in Phoenix to sign a Southwestern drought pact that excludes the Imperial Irrigation District, the head of the agency said.