California

"Pipe Dream: Feds Sued Over Desert Water Pipeline OK’d by Trump"

"Just before the Trump administration headed out the door, a federal agency this past December cleared the way for a private company to begin pumping groundwater from under the Mojave Trails National Monument in Southern California."

Source: Courthouse News Service, 03/24/2021

Company Wants To Mine Gold Near Death Valley. Tribes Are Fighting It

"LONE PINE, Calif. — Perched high in the craggy Inyo Mountains, between the dusty Owens Valley floor and Death Valley National Park, looms a rugged, nearly roadless chunk of desert terrain teeming with wildlife and scarred by mining operations."

Source: LA Times, 03/18/2021

Aging Calif. Dams Face New Perils, 50 Years After Sylmar Quake Crisis

"It was a harrowing vision of the vulnerability of aging California dams — crews laboring feverishly to sandbag and drain the lower San Fernando Reservoir, as billions of gallons of Los Angeles drinking water lapped at the edge of a crumbling, earthquake-damaged embankment that threatened catastrophe on the neighborhoods below."

Source: LA Times, 02/11/2021

Biden Wants 100% Clean Energy. Will California Show That It’s Possible?

"The undersea power line would run south from San Luis Obispo County, hugging the California coast for 200 miles before making landfall in or near Los Angeles. It would be able to carry electricity from a fleet of offshore wind turbines, providing Southern California with clean power after sundown and helping to replace fossil-fueled generators."

Source: LA Times, 02/11/2021

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