RELEASE: DAY AFTER DENHAM SECURES EXECUTIVE ACTION ON WATER, LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS INVESTS IN JOSH HARDER

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10/20/2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Josh Whitfield (209) 985-1784

DAY AFTER DENHAM SECURES EXECUTIVE ACTION ON WATER, LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS INVESTS IN JOSH HARDER

Environmentalist Group Consistently Opposes New Storage in the Valley and Supports State Water Grab

MODESTO, CA – A day after Congressman Jeff Denham secured Presidential action to deliver more water to the Central Valley, The League of Conservation Voters is doubling down on their support for Bay Area Venture Capitalist Josh Harder through a new round of digital ads.

Despite claiming he will work to bring more storage to the Valley, Josh Harder is accepting tens of thousands of dollars in advertising from the League of Conservation Voters after accepting their endorsement earlier in the cycle.

Yesterday, Congressman Jeff Denham joined President Trump for the signing of a Presidential order to deliver more water to the Central Valley. Trump’s order will expedite environmental reviews, biological opinions, and FERC relicensing efforts that will aid water projects at Don Pedro, Shasta, Sites Reservoir, Temperance Flat, among others. In response, the California League of Conservation Voters said the following:

“This is clearly a political stunt, and Californians are going to pay the price,” said Mary Creasman, chief executive of the California League of Conservation Voters. “The danger is we are going to miss some of the important environmental protections we have in place.”

Advertising by the League of Conservation Voters in favor of Josh Harder is a clear indication that they view him as a potential ally in Congress. It’s stunning that someone who claims to support more water for the Valley would side with environmental activists who have consistently stood in the way of building more water storage in the Central Valley.

“I am committed to bringing new water storage to the Valley,” said Jeff Denham. “The League of Conservation Voters consistently stands in our way. It’s absolutely insane that Josh Harder would side with them over the interests of the Valley.”

In addition to securing President Trump’s executive action, Rep. Denham authored and passed the New WATER Act while will deliver financing for new water storage projects in the Valley. This bill will be signed in to law by President Trump next week. Together with the executive action, the New WATER Act will deliver new water storage to the Valley for the first time in decades. California has not added water storage in large part because environmentalists consistently put the interests of fish ahead of people.

For more information, contact Josh Whitfield at (209)-985-1784

Election day is November 6th, 2018. You can learn more about Congressman Jeff Denham and his campaign by visiting www.jeffdenham.com.

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