Science & Environment

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As California drought deepens, water debate sharpens

As California struggles to meet new water use restrictions, the governor is urging a sharp increase in fines for the worst violators.

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Environment issues hurt poor people most, say speakers at LA forum

Grijalva, who chairs the congressional committee and is a member of the Progressive Caucus, said, "40 years of environmental policy issues are under attack."

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California to dispose of plastic bags

"Data from the over 121 local plastic bag bans in California has proven that bans are effective nd have refuted industry's claims of apocalyptic impacts on jobs."

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California inspectors afraid to go after marijuana-growing polluters

Marijuana is the state's biggest cash crop with an estimated $14 billion in legal and illegal sales annually.

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Activists fight expansion of toxic waste dump

Last month, the Calif. Department of Toxic Substances Control charged that Chemical Waste Management's 72 unreported spills show that the company cannot be trusted to protect human health.