The California Legislature last week passed more than a dozen housing bills in an effort to quell ever increasing cost of living in the state.
California is the world’s sixth largest economy, and yet some 300 of the state’s communities lack access to safe and affordable drinking water. A coalition of clean water advocates and legislators want to change that by passing a law that would create a new Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund.
The proposed Kettleman Reservoir aims to reconstruct a portion of the old Tulare Lake bed to restore depleted groundwater supplies.
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.