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Frazier Introduces Bill to Protect Environment and Fast Track Project Approval

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Sacramento, CA – Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) introduced AB28, legislation allowing the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to continue as the decision maker for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

“This bill seeks to ensure environmental protection while also moving projects forward in a safe, expedited process,” stated Assemblymember Frazier. “By granting Caltrans this authority, California will continue to experience substantial time and cost savings.”

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Frazier Introduces New Transportation Funding Bill

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Sacramento, CA Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) introduced AB1, a sensible and realistic approach to tackling California’s crumbling transportation infrastructure.

“My commitment to passing a comprehensive funding plan that addresses California’s failing transportation system will not waiver,” stated Assemblymember Frazier. “This proposal dedicates billions to road and highway repairs that our state so desperately needs while also creating tens of thousands of good paying jobs.”

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Assemblymember Frazier opposes tunnels project in letter to State Water Resources Control board

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SACRAMENTO, CA Assemblymember Jim Frazier, whose 11th Assembly District includes much of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, has called upon a state board to reject a change in water rights as proposed by proponents of the Delta twin tunnels project.

“My constituents expect to be protected by the State of California,” Frazier said in a six-page letter to the State Water Resources Control Board, which is considering a petition to divert water from the Sacramento River into the tunnels that would be built by the California WaterFix Project.

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Frazier Issues Statement after Approval of California WaterFix Audit

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Sacramento, CA Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) issued the following statement after the Joint Legislative Audit Committee approved a coalition of Delta representatives request to take a closer look at the funding of the California WaterFix:

“Since being elected to the Assembly, I have continuously fought against any new water conveyance project in the Delta. Major concerns have been raised regarding a secure financial plan with both the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) and the California WaterFix/EcoRestore.

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Assemblymember Frazier Comments on Delta Court Decision

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Sacramento, CA Assemblymember Frazier (D – Oakley) issued the following statement after the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by renewing a series of two-year delivery contracts for agricultural customers located south of the Delta:

“After numerous lawsuits, the court’s decision validates what environmental and Delta advocates have been saying for years. This is a rare, yet sweet, victory for those of us calling for restrained pumping levels and a closer look into the detrimental effects to the Delta’s ecosystem.

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Governor Signs Assemblymember Frazier’s Bill Regarding Highway Operational Efficiencies

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Sacramento, CA – Last week, Governor Brown signed Assemblymember Frazier’s (D – Oakley) bill to remedy an inconsistency within the State Highway Operation and Protection (SHOPP) by stating that projects relating to operational improvements on state highways are eligible for inclusion in the program.

“I commend the Governor for signing AB 2289 into law. This bill adds another layer of transparency to ensure that these funds are used in the appropriate manner,” stated Frazier. “As we increasingly look to traffic operation improvements to provide greater efficiencies in the operation of the state highway system, AB 2289 makes it abundantly clear that these operational improvements are to be included in the SHOPP.”

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Assemblymember Frazier’s Bill Adding Legislative Oversight to High-Speed Rail Authority Signed by Governor

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Sacramento, CA –Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1813 by Assemblymember Frazier (D – Oakley), which adds two ex officio members – one from the Assembly and one from the Senate – to the High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) Board of Directors.

“I applaud the Governor for signing AB 1813, which will create consistent oversight regarding the development of high-speed rail and allow for more direct communication between the Authority and the Legislature,” stated Frazier. “The State of California and its voters have committed billions of dollars to this project and it’s the Legislature’s duty to provide oversight and ensure the effective use of public funds.”

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