Articles Tagged With ‘environmental regulations’




California regulators working on water rules for pot grows

The California State Water Resources Control Board has released draft water regulations for growing marijuana in attempt to reign in the environmental damage that pot farms have caused and prepare for a new wave of... (Continue reading)

Fishermen upset as water flows out of Lopez Lake

About 3 million gallons of water are released daily from Lopez Lake in order to satisfy legal mandates, including environmental laws and groundwater requirements. The dumping of water is upsetting fishermen, who despite the recent... (Continue reading)

California to work with foreign countries on climate change policy

California Gov. Jerry Brown and leaders in the state Legislature are vowing to go around the incoming Trump administration and work directly with other nations and states in order to defend and strengthen California’s climate... (Continue reading)

Cow fart bill passes California Legislature

California legislators have approved a bill targeting cow flatulence and manure, which lawmakers blame for releasing greenhouse gases. The legislation aims to reduce methane emissions related to manure to 40 percent below 2013 levels by... (Continue reading)

Pipeline company facing criminal charges over Refugio oil spill

A California state grand jury has indicted Plains All American Pipeline and one of its employees over last year’s oil spill in Santa Barbara County. The company announced the indictment in a press release Tuesday... (Continue reading)

Oil spill cleanup costs surpassing $70 million

The cost of cleaning up the Santa Barbara County oil spill has already reached approximately $70 million. [NBC Southern California] Pipeline company Plains All American announced Wednesday that the cleanup cost had reached $69 million.... (Continue reading)

South County landowner chops 100 oak trees

A rural Arroyo Grande landowner has recently cut down approximately 100 oak trees on his property, angering neighbors about the devastation of nature. [New Times] Nick Stephenson the proprietor of Arroyo Grande’s Pro-Tech Landscape Management,... (Continue reading)

California Democrats trying to slow impact of cap and trade

Citing concern over rising gas prices, a group of Democratic California lawmakers are pushing a bill that would delay requiring oil refineries to buy carbon credits under the state’s cap and trade system. [LA Times]... (Continue reading)

Coastal Commission granted power to impose fines

When California Governor Jerry Brown signed the state budget into law Friday, he also granted a new power to the California Coastal Commission. [Sacramento Bee] A provision included in the state budget allows the Coastal... (Continue reading)