The Western States Water Council, Native American Rights Fund, and National Congress of American Indians sent a joint letter to various Congressional committees, urging them to prioritize federal funding to meet urgent tribal and rural water infrastructure needs as they consider potential infrastructure funding packages.
Letters to Congress and the Administration on behalf of the
Western States Water Council
On April 23, 2021, the Council sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency asking for an expedient review of the Section 401 Certification Final Rule that went into effect on September 11, 2020. See full letter...
On November 16, 2020, comments were due to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) regarding their Proposal to Reissue and Modify Nationwide Permits (NWPs). Western states commented both individually and through the Association of Clean Water Administrators (ACWA). States that individually commented included Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Washington and Wyoming.
On December 5, 2020, the WSWC, Native American Rights Fund (NARF), and National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), sent a letter to House and Senate leadership expressing strong support for an extension of the Reclamation Water Settlements Fund (RWSF), created by Section 10501 of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (43 U.S.C. 407).
On July 7, 2020, the WSWC wrote to the leadership of the House Appropriations Committee, and on September 3, 2020, sent a similar letter to the leadership of the Senate Appropriations Committee. The letters express strong support for USGS water resources programs,...
On June 10, 2020, the WSWC sent a letter to Senate Leadership supporting multiple infrastructure bills consistent with current Council positions.