Press Releases

Experts Testify that Delta tunnels are a ‘poor investment for the Bay Area’

March 11, 2016

Experts testify that tunnels would negatively affect Bay Area economy & environment

SAN FRANCISCO–Several experts testified at a San Francisco hearing today that the Water Fix, a proposal to build two huge tunnels to divert water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the Bay Estuary, would be detrimental to the Bay Area’s environment and economy, including the region’s tourism and fishing industries.

Wolk, Monning and Eggman comment on end of extraordinary session, Implementation of End of Life Option Act

March 10, 2016

SACRAMENTO –Senators Lois Wolk (D-Davis), Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) released the following joint statement on the adjournment of the state legislature’s second extraordinary session and the pending effective date of ABX2-15, the End of Life Option Act:

New bill gives Napa County another chance to preserve Skyline Park for public use

March 01, 2016

Legislation gives the county until January 1, 2021, to purchase the park

(SACRAMENTO, CA) –A new bill introduced last week by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) will give Napa County additional time to raise the funds to purchase Skyline Wilderness Park.

Senator presses for immediate aquifer protection

February 23, 2016

Wolk says, ‘We need to stop digging deeper in critical areas that are sinking’

(SACRAMENTO, CA) –Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) pressed for a renewed effort to protect the state’s aquifers against critical overdraft today following a legislative hearing to oversee state implementation of the 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). Wolk is carrying Senate Bill 1317, also known as the Aquifer Protection Act, to halt the proliferation of new wells and to slow the depletion of aquifers to avoid permanent damage to the state’s groundwater resources.

Bill introduced to protect low-income, nursing mothers and their infants

February 23, 2016

Legislation establishes ‘thoughtful, ethical standards’ for emerging human milk banking industry

(SACRAMENTO, CA) –To help prevent exploitation of low-income, breastfeeding mothers and the endangerment of their infants, Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) introduced legislation last Friday to establish ethical operating standards for human milk banks operating in California.

Bill introduced to establish Inner Coast Range Conservancy

February 22, 2016

Legislation builds on national protection for Berryessa Snow Mountain

(SACRAMENTO, CA) –State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) and Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) introduced legislation late Friday to establish a state conservancy to protect, preserve and restore the Northern Inner Coast Range’s natural, historical, cultural and other attributes—building on last year’s declaration of the Berryessa Snow Mountain Region as a National Monument by President Barack Obama.

Wolk introduces Aquifer Protection Act

February 22, 2016

Wolk water package also provides safe water infrastructure for underserved communities, promotes water efficiency

(SACRAMENTO, CA)–Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) introduced a package of water measures Friday, including legislation halting the proliferation of new wells to slow the depletion of aquifers, and avoid permanent damage to the state’s groundwater resources.

Wolk introduces Aquifer Protection Act

February 22, 2016

Wolk water package also provides safe water infrastructure for underserved communities, promotes water efficiency

(SACRAMENTO, CA)–Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) introduced a package of water measures Friday, including legislation halting the proliferation of new wells to slow the depletion of aquifers, and avoid permanent damage to the state’s groundwater resources. 

Wolk introduces climate change measures

February 19, 2016

Bills support investment in key strategy in Governor’s climate change plan

(SACRAMENTO, CA)–Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) introduced two measures today to solidify the important role that protection and restoration of natural and working lands play in meeting California’s climate change goals, and encourage investment in that area.

California moves to fund firearm violence research

February 11, 2016

Legislation would fill gap created by Congressional ban on federally funded research

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Legislation was introduced today to establish a Firearm Violence Research Center at the University of California with the stated purpose of funding and carrying out important research on firearm-related violence.  Congress, in 1996, at the request of the National Rifle Association, effectively banned funding for firearm-related research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and has since defeated numerous efforts to remove the ban.

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