- Title: US Secretary of the Interior announces investments to combat drought
- Date: 22nd July 2021
- Summary: BOULDER CITY, NEVADA, UNITED STATES (FILE - JUNE 17, 2021) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF CRACKED EARTH NEAR LAKE MEAD CANTUA CREEK, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - JUNE 15, 2021) (REUTERS) ROAD WITH HEAT SHIMMERS VARIOUS OF FARMER IN TRACTOR PLOUGHING DRY EARTH HEAT SHIMMERS DEER PARK, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - SEPTEMBER 27, 2020) (REUTERS) FIRE AT VINEYARD PLANE DROPPING FIRE RETARDANT SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - SEPTEMBER 28, 2020) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF FIREFIGHTERS USING HOSE ON FIRE
- Embargoed: 5th August 2021 23:15
- Keywords: Deb Haaland President Joe Biden Secretary of the Interior United States drought water shortages wildfires
- Location: DENVER, COLORADO, UNITED STATES; BOULDER CITY, NEVADA, UNITED STATES; CANTUA CREEK / DEER PARK / SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES;
- City: DENVER, COLORADO, UNITED STATES; BOULDER CITY, NEVADA, UNITED STATES; CANTUA CREEK / DEER PARK / SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES;
- Country: USA
- Topics: Environment,United States,Weather
- Reuters ID: LVA002EMXCPC7
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: United States' Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland addressed the current drought in the west of the country, at a news conference in Denver, Colorado on Thursday (July 22).
She said "I know how much climate change impacts our communities, from extended fire seasons to intense drought and water shortages. And I know how important the Colorado River basin is to these discussions. Drought doesn't impact just one community. It effects all of us, from farmers and ranchers to city dwellers and Indian tribes. We all have a role to use water wisely, manage our resources with every community in mind, work collaboratively, and respect each other during this challenging time."
Haaland added "President Biden's proposed investments would provide much need funding for Western Drought Crises by investing in water efficiency and recycling programs, tribal water settlements, and dam safety. The administration's commitment to addressing this crisis is also reflected in the recently released fiscal year 22 budget proposal, which includes a 1.5 billion dollar investment for our team at Reclamation. That also includes $54 Million for Reclamation's water smart programs, which work cooperatively with states, tribes, and local communities as they plan for and implement actions to increase water supply."
(Production: Rollo Ross)
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