California

California Sues Trump Over Environmental Waivers for Border Wall

"Opening a new front in its broad legal battle against policies of President Trump, California filed a lawsuit Wednesday alleging that the administration has overstepped its powers in expediting construction of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border."

Source: LA Times, 09/21/2017

California Sues The Trump Administration Over Fuel Ecomony Standards

"California sued the federal government Monday over the Trump administration’s decision to postpone indefinitely a decision by former President Barack Obama to dramatically increase the penalties for violating federal fuel economy standards."

Source: Sacramento Bee, 09/14/2017

CA Water Districts Sue Feds for $1.4 Billion To Clean Drinking Supply

"In a sweeping legal fight that could affect drinking water supplies for thousands of Sacramento-area residents, two water districts near the old McClellan Air Force Base are suing the federal government for $1.4 billion to clean up the cancer-causing chemical hexavalent chromium from the area’s groundwater supplies."

Source: Sacramento Bee, 08/09/2017

"Amid California’s Toxic Dumps, Local Activists Go It Alone"

"One warm spring day a year ago, Griselda Barrera, a Mexican-born mother of three, went to a middle school auditorium in Thermal, California, an unincorporated community in the desert east of Los Angeles, to square off against a panel of regulators. Barrera, who is just 5 feet tall, wore a black pencil skirt and platform pumps, the kind of shoes she favors now that she no longer works in the fields. She was flanked by mothers like herself, there to give public comment to the South Coast Air Quality Management District."

Source: High Country News, 08/07/2017

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