Legislation – Policy

US lawmakers Elizabeth Warren and Ro Khanna seek to ban trade in water rights

Private investors are poised to profit from water scarcity in the west. Photograph: Rich Pedroncelli/AP Bill would stop private investors, including…

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In a first, California cracks down on farms guzzling groundwater

Photo by Justin Sullivan / Getty Images Regulators just imposed unprecedented fees on water usage in the state's agricultural heartland.…

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CAL MATTERS: California sets nation’s first water standard for cancer-causing contaminant

Water suppliers say the costs will be massive, with rates increasing for many consumers. Known as the “Erin Brockovich” chemical,…

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EPA limits six ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water — but there are 15,000

‘Forever chemicals’ are linked to cancer, birth defects and other serious health problems. Photograph: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Rules celebrated for reducing…

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Marin public health tool gauges sea-levels ‘vulnerability’

Homes in the Spinnaker Point neighborhood stand alongside wetlands in San Rafael, Calif., on Tuesday, March 19, 2024. Nearly all…

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‘Acute Problems’ Plaguing Big Island’s Wastewater Treatment Systems Prompt EPA Crackdown

Birds make a home in the lagoon system where wastewater is treated in Kealakehe. (David Croxford/Civil Beat/2024) A newly signed…

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DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL: Cutting the green tape with SERP

The Statutory Exemption for Restoration Projects (SERP), set to expire next year, has facilitated 48 restoration projects totaling over 20,000…

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Karrigan’ Börk’s Award-Winning Water Rights Solution

The Colorado River supplies water to seven U.S. states for more than 35 million people and irrigates more than 5…

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Sewage sleuths: the men who revealed the slow, dirty death of Welsh and English rivers

Ashley Smith and Peter Hammond by the River Windrush in Oxfordshire. Photograph: Sam Frost/The Guardian A tide of effluent, broken…

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Why Isn’t the LA Regional Board Doing More to Protect Groundwater?

Protecting Groundwater Through the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board Can…

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