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Court Orders Paint Companies To Pay To Clean Lead Paint Out of CA Homes

"In a ruling that could set a precedent for lawsuits over the effects of climate change, a panel of appeals judges on Tuesday found three paint manufacturers responsible for the health hazards of lead paint in California homes and upheld an order that they pay to abate the dangers."

Source: LA Times, 11/20/2017
December 1, 2017

Deadline: IJNR's Lower Colorado River Institute

Journalists, come find out about resource allocation, agriculture, environmental justice, development, climate, border politics and more during this Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources trip, February 17-24, 2018, to Arizona, California, Nevada and Mexico. Apply by Dec 1.

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"Monsanto, U.S. Farm Groups Sue California Over Glyphosate Warnings"

"Monsanto Co and U.S. farm groups sued California on Wednesday to stop the state from requiring cancer warnings on products containing the widely used weed killer glyphosate, which the company sells to farmers to apply to its genetically engineered crops."

Source: Reuters, 11/15/2017

"California Cracks Down On Weed Killer As Lawsuits Abound"

"Jack McCall was a fixture at the local farmers market, where he sold avocados and other fruits he grew on his 20-acre ranch in Cambria, on California’s Central Coast. The U.S. postal worker and Little League coach was “very environmentally friendly,” said Teri McCall, his wife of 41 years. He avoided chemicals, using only his tractor-mower to root out the thistle and other weeds that continually sprouted on the flat areas of the ranch."

Source: Kaiser Health News, 11/08/2017

State Clean Water Fund Means Local Projects, Local News

An EPA program that helps pay for municipal water infrastructure is facing Congressional appropriations scrutiny. But with the program looking like it may escape big cuts, it remains a reservoir of reportable local projects. Find out more in the latest TipSheet, plus get state-by-state resources.

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