California Water Board OKs 35-Year Plan to Tackle Farm Pollution

California’s Central Valley yields billions of dollars’ worth of fruits and vegetables each year, but its aquifers are overused and polluted. With brown, silty streams pouring from their kitchen sinks, thousands of farmworkers and residents have become habitual buyers and users of bottled water.

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Plastics Firm to Pay $50M in Bay Pollution Settlement

Nearly every day for four years, members of a Texas environmental group fanned out on their kayaks around a bay collecting plastic pellets that had washed ashore after being discharged from a factory. Their efforts paid off as the plant owner has agreed to pay a $50 million settlement to resolve Clean Water Act litigation.

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Bill to Blunt Trump Environment Policy Vetoed in California

Engaged in environmental battles with the Trump administration on multiple fronts, California Governor Gavin Newsom angered some allies on Friday by vetoing a bill aimed at blunting federal rollbacks of clean air and endangered species regulations in the state.

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EPA Threatens to Cut California Road Funds Over ‘Chronic’ Smog

Amid a growing dispute over climate change and vehicle emissions standards, the Trump administration on Tuesday threatened to withhold highway funding and other federal grants from California over its “chronic air quality problems.”

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