Articles Tagged With ‘Pollution’




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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 2030. [CBS San Francisco] Senator... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach in the top 10 for pollution

Pismo Beach is ranked number 10 in the most polluted beaches in California, according to the annual Heal the Bay report. each year, Heal the Bay analysts take water samples from 456 California beaches and test for bacterial pollution. High... (Continue reading)

Homeowners sue county over well pollution

A group of about 50 San Luis Obispo residents plan to sue SLO County, alleging toxic chemicals dumped at the airport polluted their wells. Forty-eight residents, or 20 households, have already filed claims against the county, and more property owners... (Continue reading)

SLO airport suspected of polluting wells

Twelve wells near the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport contain levels of a chemical that exceed state limits. The chemical was previously used by the aircraft industry, and regulators suspect the airport property is the source of the pollution.... (Continue reading)

California off track for 80 percent carbon cut

California will fall short of its 2050 greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal if the state does not adopt aggressive measures to fight climate changer, a U.S. Department of Energy report says. [LA Times] The state is on pace to comply... (Continue reading)

Los Angeles initiates plastic bag ban

There will be no more plastic bags in Los Angeles supermarkets, convenience stores, pharmacies, and other big retailers following a resounding 11-1 vote by city council members Tuesday. (Los Angeles Times) The move is considered the first step toward a... (Continue reading)

Wal-Mart pleads guilty to federal environmental crimes

Wal-Mart has admitted to violating criminal and civil laws to protect water quality and agreed to pay more than $110 million in fines. As part of a multi-million case against the world’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. pleaded guilty Tuesday... (Continue reading)

Environmental hazards of pot farms

Marijuana growers  are siphoning water, spraying pesticides, chopping down trees and leaving California’s wilderness areas strew with litter, scientist said. [LATimes] State scientists recently studied aerial imagery of a small tributary of the Eel River, the spawning grounds for endangered... (Continue reading)

Fracking gets government attention

Oil companies in California utilizing hydraulic fracturing — fracking — will be required to disclose that information if Gov. Jerry Brown has his way. (Sacramento Bee) The governor said Tuesday it would be the first application of such a regulation,... (Continue reading)

Sanitation plant’s continuing violations costly to community

The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District was slapped with another notice of violation on Tuesday for continuing environmental failures at the plant which are likely to result in more fines. Investigators from the Environmental Protection Agency and the... (Continue reading)



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