BILL REQ. #: H-1881.1
|State of Washington||61st Legislature||2009 Regular Session|
Read first time 02/13/09. Referred to Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources.
TO THE HONORABLE BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, AND
TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES, AND TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE
UNITED STATES, IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED:
We, your Memorialists, the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Washington, in legislative session assembled, respectfully represent and petition as follows:
WHEREAS, The Columbia Basin Project stores and carries water for irrigation, produces electricity, controls floods, provides recreation, and regulates streamflow, as well as provides water for cities, industries, navigation, and endangered species; and
WHEREAS, The Columbia Basin Project has successfully distributed enough irrigation water for approximately 650,000 acres of agricultural lands between Grand Coulee and the Quad Cities; and
WHEREAS, The United States Bureau of Reclamation is studying the potential for building the second half, or "Phase II," of the Columbia Basin Project, extending irrigation water into portions of the Odessa Subarea;
NOW, THEREFORE, Your Memorialists respectfully pray that the President and Congress support the vitally important Columbia Basin Project and direct the United States Bureau of Reclamation to continue its study and implementation of "Phase II" of the Columbia River Basin Project.
BE IT RESOLVED, That copies of this Memorial be immediately transmitted to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States, the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and each member of Congress from the State of Washington.