CalChamber Welcomes News of Planned SB 1 Veto

SACRAMENTO, CA — California Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Allan Zaremberg today provided the following statement on news that Governor Gavin Newsom has indicated he will veto SB 1 (Atkins; D-San Diego):

“All Californians who rely on a clean, dependable and affordable supply of water should welcome news that Governor Newsom has indicated he will veto SB 1.

“SB 1 posed a major threat to California’s water supply and reliability, and the Governor has shown outstanding leadership in announcing his veto of this measure.

“While Senator Toni Atkins and the Governor are allies, we appreciate the Governor making California water policy the priority.

“In addition, we are grateful for the leadership of Senator Dianne Feinstein and the other Members of Congress who joined a large coalition of urban and rural water users in educating California policy makers and the public about the adverse consequences SB 1 would have brought.”


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