California

Legislature Declines To Add New Members To S. Calif. Air Quality Board

"The state Legislature has rejected a controversial measure that would have shifted the political balance of Southern California’s air-quality board by adding three state-appointed “environmental justice” members to represent low-income communities suffering from pollution."

Source: LA Times, 09/02/2016

84 Percent Of Calif. Water Agencies Choose Zero As Conservation Target

"Under fire from water agencies who were losing millions of dollars in lost water sales, Gov. Jerry Brown's administration two months ago dropped all mandatory water conservation targets and allowed cities, water districts and private water companies across the state to set their own targets."

Source: San Jose Mercury News, 08/17/2016

"California Farm Communities Pay Price For Decades Of Fertilizer Use"

"A pollutant that has leached into California aquifers since farmers first began using synthetic fertilizer continues to accumulate and would not be removed from groundwater even if the state’s agriculture businesses abruptly quit using nitrogen-based materials to boost the productivity of their crops."

Source: Sacramento Bee, 08/16/2016

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