Let’s continue to preserve and protect the Mojave Desert

ACTION:
On Monday, August 7 and Tuesday, August 8, call State reps to ask for support for California AB1000

BACKGROUND:
The Trump administration tried to fast track the Cadiz Water Project by rescinding a policy directive that would require rigorous environmental reviews. Now, the California legislature is considering AB 1000, which would require rigorous reviews to be conducted by the state before the project is approved. At risk is the Mojave Desert ecosystem. Cadiz Inc. estimates they will pump up to 50,000 acre-feet per year, while the aquifer is estimated to replenish at a rate as high as 30,000 acre-feet per year or even as low as 2,000-10,000 acre-feet per year.

State Senator Mike McGuire hasn’t taken a position on this bill.  Assemblymember Marc Levine hasn’t taken a position on this bill.

SCRIPT:
My name is _____________ and I’m a constituent from ____________. I’m calling to ask the Senator/Assemblymember to vote yes on AB 1000. The Trump administration tried to fast track the Cadiz Water Project by rescinding a policy directive that would require rigorous environmental reviews. If the federal government won’t do it, it is our state’s responsibility to conduct thorough reviews to ensure the protection of the fragile Mojave Desert ecosystem.

PHONE NUMBERS:
State Senator Mike McGuire (District 2): (916) 651-4002
Assemblymember Marc Levine (District 10): (916) 319-2010