Thursday, August 3, 2017

By Lauren Sommer, for KQED Science
August 3, 2017


"California survived its historic drought, in large part by using groundwater. It was a lifeline in the Central Valley, where it was the only source of water for many farmers.

California regulators are charged with protecting that groundwater, but for years they failed to do so. Through a series of mistakes and miscommunication, they allowed oil companies to put wastewater into drinking water aquifers that were supposed to be safeguarded.

Now, a KQED investigation reveals that regulators still know little about the actual impact on the state’s groundwater reserves."

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Cap-and-trade shouldn't sacrifice clean air
Ventura County Star | Jim Hines, Special to The Star

The cap-and-trade bill fight in Sacramento was about as confusing as any legislative battle ever gets.

On the one side, you had some very well-known environmental groups and the governor working to pass the legislation, Assembly Bill 398.

On the other, you had some very well-known environmental groups and nearly every environmental justice group in the state opposing the bill.

What gives?

A group I have devoted much of my time volunteering for, the Sierra Club, was one of the bill's opponents. Why did we diverge from the governor on this big bill addressing climate pollution?

Friday, July 21, 2017

SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Monique Limón (D – Santa Barbara) issued the following statement on the Cap and Trade vote in the Assembly.

Since the birth of the environmental movement in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, California and its leaders have lead the way nationally and internationally to combat climate change.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) wrote Assembly Bill 614 to bring additional resources to the hundreds of thousands of people and their families who are dealing with the impacts of Alzheimer’s disease. Assemblymember Limón knows the struggles they face because her Grandmother has Alzheimer’s. “Currently, there are over 588,000 Californians age 55 and over living with Alzheimer’s Disease. By 2030, this number will nearly double,” Assemblymember Limón said as she presented the bill to the Senate Health Committee.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

SACRAMENTO– The Great Solar Eclipse will pass over California on August 21st, reducing the amount of  renewable power going to the state’s electrical grid. To offset the lost solar power, Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) , and millions of other Californians, will be conserving power. Be a part of the Great Solar Eclipse energy conservation team, watch and share this video.

Monday, July 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO–Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) issues the following statement regarding the State of Emergency Declaration from Brown Governor for the County of Santa Barbara due to the effects of the Alamo and Whittier Fires.​

Monday, July 3, 2017

(Sacramento) – Nonprofits are a critical part of our communities and so Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) authored Assembly Concurrent Resolution 54, which declares June 28, 2017 as California Nonprofits Day.  “Nonprofit organizations generate $2.6-bilion in economic activity every year,” Assemblymember Limón said as she presented ACR 54 to the State Assembly. “They employ more than a million people in our state, the fourth largest private employer in California.” Here’s more from Assemblymember Limón in this Assembly Access video.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Monique Limón (D – Santa Barbara) honors Santa Barbara-based organization Leading From Within as the 2017 Nonprofit of the year for the 37th Assembly District to celebrate California Nonprofits Day at the State Capitol in Sacramento. Nonprofits at the event will be addressed by several state legislators, including Limón, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on the Nonprofit Sector, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.

Friday, June 23, 2017

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) has honored Afghanistan veteran and University of California, Santa Barbara student Max Peck as the 2017 Veteran of the Year for the 37th Assembly District.

“Max braved improvised explosive devices and enemy fire to provide security for the Afghan people living under the terror of the Taliban, then came back home with a mission to improve the lives of student veterans,” Limón said. “Now, Max is an active leader in the student veteran community and serves on Student Veteran Organizations.”

Friday, May 26, 2017

SANTA BARBARA– Thanks to everyone who joined Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) for the first Hike with Monique on the Jesusita Trail in Stevens Park. Where would you like to Hike with Monique in Ventura? http://www.asmdc.org/limon