In the wake of severe contamination in the Tijuana River Valley, California Governor Gavin Newsom is urging Congress to swiftly approve millions in emergency funding to address the crisis. The governor is seeking support for a $310 million allocation that President Biden included in an emergency supplemental appropriations bill last October.
Lucinda Kay reports.
The funds are intended to address urgent infrastructure repairs at the South Bay International Wastewater plant, a federal facility located on federal land. Despite the pressing need for action, the approval of the allocated funds has been stalled in bureaucratic channels, prompting Governor Newsom. . .