In California, farmworker families must leave state-run migrant camps at the end of the growing season and move more than 50 miles away.
California regulators plan to override a federal ruling that relaxes wetlands development—a move that would be even more protective of the environment than rules imposed during the Obama presidency.
In the quarter ending June 30, 2017, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) closed 14 loans totaling nearly $8 million to assist rural communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Among those that received loans were a nonprofit organization that supports Arizona migrant workers and a rural Nevada food hub.
The Orange County Water District is now the world’s largest producer of purified wastewater. The district’s Groundwater Replenishment System, which began in 2008 in partnership with the Orange County Sanitation District, uses the combined processes of microfiltration, reverse osmosis and ultraviolet light to purify treated wastewater.
California is building barely enough new housing amid population growth, although state lawmakers have several options to address the crisis during this legislative session.