California is battling a water crisis that could become “life-threatening” if water is not protected.
But the fight is being waged by residents who say they are being forced to rely on bottled water that they have never seen before.
A bill passed by the state legislature would make it illegal to sell or give away water without paying a fee.
The legislation was introduced by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), who introduced the bill last week.
“California’s thirst is growing,” Wiener told reporters in a press conference on Tuesday.
“It’s a crisis.”
The bill was introduced as the state grapples with the ongoing Oroville Dam crisis and is one of several measures being pushed by the Republican-controlled Legislature in an attempt to stem the state’s water crisis.
In addition to the water crisis, the drought is affecting millions of Californians and causing the state to fall behind in the global drought index, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The state’s drought is expected to last until 2040, according the U-T San Diego.
California’s governor, Gavin Newsom, recently said that the state is facing a “water crisis,” and he has warned the state should be ready for a “catastrophic” water shortage if the current drought continues.
Newsom said California is facing an unprecedented drought.
“We are seeing a drought in California that is unprecedented in the history of the state,” Newsom told ABC News in a recent interview.
“This drought has impacted people and businesses in this state.
It has impacted families.
It’s impacted our communities.
It is affecting the economy and it is impacting our health.”
Newsom has said that California is already suffering from a “drought that will last for a long time,” and has warned that if the state continues to have a drought, the state could become a food desert.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Newsom also warned that “the only way we are going to survive is if we’re not going to have enough water.”
A report released by the U and U-M Department of Geography last week revealed that California’s water system is at a historic low and the state needs to build a new system to deal with the crisis.
The report said that during the drought, California lost more than 50 billion gallons of water to evaporation and that the water that was taken from rivers and aquifers in the state was used for irrigation and industrial uses.
A study released last month found that the average annual water usage in California is about 60 billion gallons, which is just over half of what it was during the previous dry spell.
In the last year alone, the California Department of Water Resources has lost more water than the state has recharged, according a report by the California Legislative Analyst’s Office.
“The state has lost nearly 50 billion cubic feet of water during the past three years,” the report said.
“There are approximately 17 million people in California who are dependent on the state for their water supply.”
“The State of California has been at the mercy of an unprecedented and catastrophic drought,” Newsome said in the same interview.
A report issued by the Center for Science in the Public Interest in January 2017 said that in the past 20 years, California’s drought has cost California more than $20 billion in lost revenue, according Toilie Hochstetler, an associate professor at the University of Southern California’s Institute of Urban Studies.
The center said the drought caused California’s population to decline by 7.6 million people and that it has also contributed to a $8.4 billion drop in the cost of health care, education, food, housing and other necessities in California.
The new law proposed by Wiener would prohibit residents from selling water to others unless they pay a $5 water fee.
Those who do so could face fines of up to $1,000 and up to 30 days in jail.
The bill also would ban the sale of bottled water without a license.
A separate bill by Rep. David Valadao (R-Los Angeles) would prohibit the sale or giving away of water without first paying a $20 fee.
In a statement released Monday, Valadaos spokesman Kevin Breen said that “this bill is a response to the state of emergency declared by Gov.
Cuomo in April 2015, which has already impacted millions of people and impacted our state economy.”
“As Governor Cuomo has said repeatedly, we will not be deterred by these threats,” Breen continued.
“Californians are demanding that Governor Cuomo act swiftly to address the emergency.
We are committed to doing everything in our power to ensure the safety and well-being of our residents and the health of our children and our communities.”
California has also become a target of the federal government, which said on Monday that it will sue California if it does not protect its water supply.
A U. S. official told Fox News on Monday the U,S