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  • Rep. Susan Davis: Earth Day takes on new significance with Environmental Protections Being Rolled Back
    Posted in Press Releases on April 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment and Energy

    SAN DIEGO – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), a member of the Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition, released the following statement for Earth Day 2017. “As millions of Americans celebrate Earth Day, this day takes on new significance as the Trump Administration continues to roll back environmental safeguards put in place by President Obama. “Over the past eight years we have made solid progress in protecting the environment and addressing climate change. However, this new administr... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Announces $3.7 Million to Expand Sweetwater Drinking Water Facility
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment and Energy

    U.S. Rep. Susan Davis (D-San Diego) announced $3.7 million in federal funding for the Sweetwater Authority to expand a desalination facility. The grant from the Department of the Interior will go toward increasing the desalination capabilities of the Richard A. Reynolds Desalination Facility. In March, Davis led a San Diego Congressional Delegation letter in pushing for the funding. “This funding will provide some much needed relief from the drought conditions we have been experiencing in Calif... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Opposes Bill to Gut Clean Air Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment and Energy

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) opposed a bill proposed by the House Majority that would end key health and environment protections under the Clean Air Act. The so-called Ozone Standard Implementation Act would handcuff the ability of the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce that amount of pollutants released into the air. “For over forty years the Clean Air Act has protected the health of the American people,” said Davis. “It makes no sense to arbitrarily roll back these protectio... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Opposes Special Interest Energy Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment and Energy

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) opposed a partisan energy bill that promotes fossil fuels at the expense of renewable energy. The bill would also gut the Endangered Species Act under the false notion that it will provide drought relief to California. “We need an energy policy suited for the 21st Century that invests in the future,” said Davis. “San Diego is leading the way on solar energy, accounting for more than 8,000 jobs. We need to build on that momentum. Sadly, this bill is tone d... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Goes to Flint to Listen to Resident’s Ordeal with Water Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on March 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment and Energy

    FLINT, MI – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) went to Flint, Michigan as part of 26-member congressional delegation to hear firsthand from the residents of Flint about the challenges they faced. “What happened in Flint could happen anywhere,” said Davis. “People should never have to worry about the safety of their drinking supply and parents shouldn’t be afraid of giving their child a simple glass of water. Congress must not only act to help Flint but also ensure this doesn’t happen in oth... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Votes to Require Water Officials to Alert Customers of Elevated Lead Levels
    Posted in Press Releases on February 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment and Energy

    In response to the crisis in Flint, Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) voted to require water system officials to alert their customers if the EPA notifies them of increasing level of lead. The Safe Drinking Water Act Improved Compliance Awareness Act (H.R. 4470) passed the House on a strong bipartisan vote of 416-2. “People have the right to know of elevated levels of lead in their water,” said Davis. “Residents should never have to worry about the safety of their drinking supply and the ... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Moves to Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
    Posted in Press Releases on December 16, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment and Energy

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) cosponsored bipartisan legislation in the House to protect one of the remaining pristine locations in America. The Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act (H.R. 239) would set aside over 1 million acres in the Coastal Plain of the Artic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. “We have a responsibility to take care of our planet and preserve its beautiful wilderness areas for future generations to enjoy and be inspired by,” said Davis. “Loss of wilderness space... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Announces $5.2 Million to Expand Sweetwater Drinking Water Facility
    Posted in Press Releases on July 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment and Energy

    U.S. Rep. Susan Davis (D-San Diego) announced a $5.2 million federal grant for the Sweetwater Authority to expand a desalination facility. The grant from the Department of the Interior will go toward increasing the desalination capabilities of the Richard A. Reynolds Desalination Facility from 3,600 acre-feet per year (AFY) of water to 8,000 AFY. “Increasing sources of reliable drinking water and our region’s water independence must be a priority,” said Davis. “California is in the grips of a h... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Opposes Bill to Weaken Endangered Species Act, Works to Provide Real Drought Relief
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment and Energy

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) opposed a so-called drought relief bill that wouldn’t create any new water but would weaken the Endangered Species Act, gut environmental protection laws, and put commercial fishing jobs at risk. The Western Water and American Food Security Act (H.R. 2898) has drawn opposition from a number of groups and President Obama has promised to veto the bill. “There is no doubt that California is hurting from this drought,” said Davis. “However, I reject the notio... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Honored for Protecting National Parks
    Posted in Press Releases on July 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment and Energy

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) was honored with the Friend of the National Parks Award from the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) for her contributions to protecting and enhancing America’s national parks. “I’m truly honored to receive the Friend of the National Parks Award,” said Davis. “We have a moral obligation to sustain and preserve our historical landmarks for generations to come. I want to extend my sincere appreciation to the NPCA for its dedication an... Read more

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