The House recently approved a bill that would amend the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to include an additional $22.5 billion for water infrastructure. The HR 2 “Moving Forward Act” would distribute funds annually at $4.5 billion per year until 2025.
Local activists joined with Arizona’s Tohono O’odham Tribe members to protest the destruction of a Tribal burial site. The protestors claimed that the sites were destroyed during the state’s border wall construction.
The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC), and Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) are pleased to announce a new $17 million program that will provide loans to increase the use of low- and no-value wood from Tuolumne County forests and provide an alternative to pile burning of forest waste.
A new report from the Sacramento Bee shows that California’s unprecedented efforts to socially isolate may be working to slow the spread of COVID-19.
A bill to aid in California’s affordable housing crisis has been introduced in the state Senate. Senate Bill 899 (SB899) allows affordable housing construction on land owned by churches, synagogues, mosques and other faith-based institutions.