Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - Oscar Hagelsieb was surprised when he got the call. Sure, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Assistant Special Agent in Charge was proud of the work he did investigating criminal cartels, but he didn’t think it was that extraordinary - much less important enough to be featured in a documentary. He was just going to work every day and doing the best job he could.
Imperial, California - Fresh produce is an important part of a healthy diet. A new study by Consumer Reports looks at the risks of pesticide residues for 48 fruits and vegetables from around the globe to come up with guidelines to help consumers reduce their exposure to these toxic chemicals.
Washington, DC - The President is committed to addressing the climate change threat - both by taking action here at home and showing leadership on the world stage. As part of his commitment to lead by example to curb the emissions that are driving climate change, today President Obama will issue an Executive Order that will cut the Federal Government’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 40 percent over the next decade from 2008 levels - saving taxpayers up to $18 billion in avoided energy costs - and increase the share of electricity the Federal Government consumes from renewable sources to 30 percent.
Calexico, California - Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) and the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee will hold a two-part hearing in Southern California focused on California's role in managing binational river water quality issues as well as ensuring border communities, especially disadvantaged communities, are not left behind in water quality restoration efforts.
Washington, DC - The United States welcomes the March 18 pardon and release of Bashir Suleymanli, the Executive Director of the Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Center in Azerbaijan, as well as three others considered by Azerbaijani NGOs to have been incarcerated for their civic activism.
Sacramento, California - State Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia released the following statement on Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr.’s emergency drought relief proposal: