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Gov. Newsom visits Salton Sea for update on lithium production

Governor Gavin Newsom joined local leaders Monday morning for a visit to Imperial Valley. Newsom visited a Geothermal Plant near the beleaguered Salton Sea to get an update on progress being made toward lithium production. “We’re witnessing another moment in history with the creation of California Silicon Valley right here,” Newsom said. Watch his full

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Bureau of Reclamation announces $250M federal investment at the Salton Sea

Update 11/29/22: The Imperial Irrigation District board of directors voted 3-2 to unlock the first $22 million of the agreement. Original Report 11/28/22: The Department of Interior announced a historic agreement that will see a quarter of a billion dollars in funds go towards mitigating the impacts of the worsening drought crisis impacting the Salton

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Rep. Ruiz pushes to defend Salton Sea from federal cuts following calls to withhold funding

Congressman Raul Ruiz is calling on the U.S. Department of the Interior to uphold its commitments to the Salton Sea, including millions in federal funds from the Inflation Reduction Act. According to Ruiz’s office, the Inflation Reduction Act includes $4 billion in funding specifically for water management and conservation efforts in the Colorado River Basin

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Arizona Senator calls for Salton Sea funding to be withheld over California’s Colorado River use

By JONATHAN J. COOPER AND KATHLEEN RONAYNE PHOENIX (AP) — California communities exposed to hazardous dust by a drying lake bed have found themselves at the center of tensions between Arizona and California over how to conserve water along the overtaxed Colorado River. U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly, an Arizona Democrat facing reelection, wants the federal

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