Residents of Stockton, California, have demanded the right to vote on a multimillion-dollar proposal to contract out operation of the city’s water system in what would be the largest water privatization on the West Coast.
Tulare County has approved a key permit for one of California’s new generation of massive dairy farms, whose storage of manure in lagoons has raised concerns about air and water pollution.
Los Padres National Forest officials are set to decide by January whether to allow oil and gas drilling in roadless areas targeted for protection in US Senator Barbara Boxer’s wilderness bill.
A groundbreaking California law requires all investor-owned utilities to increase their renewable energy use by 1% per year, eventually to 20%.
A little-noticed federal court ruling could mean that companies declaring bankruptcy can waive all state laws governing water quality, safety, or land use.