Environmental Law & Policy Alert – Update from Somach Simmons & Dunn

April 11, 2022

Governor Newsom’s Latest Executive Order Takes Local Approach to Drought Response

Last week, Governor Newsom issued an executive order calling on state and local agencies to increase water conservation measures following the driest January, February, and March on record. Executive Order N-7-22 expands upon a series of existing executive orders aimed at reducing water use, improving drought resiliency, and responding to future climate challenges such as more frequent, prolonged, and intense drought. The newest executive order provides that the Governor’s previous drought emergency proclamations remain in full force and effect, and directs state agencies to continue implementing all directives from previous proclamations and accelerate implementation where feasible…. Read More

Written by Kyler C. Rayden, Aaron A. Ferguson