U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials held a public meeting in early June to discuss a proposed Superfund designation for the Bonita Peak Mining District outside of Silverton, Colorado.
Although Kettleman City is located adjacent to the great California Aqueduct that funnels water to Los Angeles, residents in this small Central Valley town have had to deal with unsafe arsenic levels in their water supply for decades—a situation so dire that state officials truck in 30 gallons of drinking water per family each month.
Today, Governor Jerry Brown released the May Revision to his proposed 2016-17 state budget, which included an increase of $5.5 million to address California’s safe drinking water crisis.
Rural Community Assistance Corporation’s (RCAC) work to install water bottle filling stations and point-of-use filters in Arvin, California, through the Agua4All program was featured on Valley Public Radio today
RCAC joined a drinking water advocate coalition to ask California lawmakers for more funding to support small disadvantaged water systems and to provide access to safe drinking water for schools.
During an Assembly Budget Committee No. 3 Resources and Transportation meeting, RCAC CEO Stanley Keasling noted that the drinking water advocates group has proposed a $56 million budget package to advance the human right to water in California.