Harder Statement on EPA Request for More Info from State Water Board on Water Quality Standards Proposal

June 11, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) issued the following statement after the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requested more information from the California State Water Resources Control Board regarding its water quality plan for the state, including the San Joaquin-Sacramento Delta.

“Two pages was never going to cut it. The Board had literally thousands of pages of good information to build from and instead submitted an inadequate summary to the EPA, which ignored the progress made on voluntary settlement agreements. I hope the State Water Board uses this as an opportunity to work with our irrigation districts and water users to find a deal that works for all parts of California, including the Central Valley.”

Rep. Harder slammed the original plan when it was sent to his office and the EPA in April. He also worked alongside Republicans and Democrats to demand the plan be based on sound scientific standards. Today, the EPA sent a letter to the Board looking for more information regarding the plan.