California and the U.S.

The latest news and analysis covering water issues in Caliornia and the rest of the United States.

Leading Water Associations Urge EPA to Expedite Regulation of PFAS

National Ground Water Association and others draft letter to EPA Administrator, urging science and research to be the leading factor in determining PFAS regulations.

US Home Water Use Up 21% Daily During COVID-19 Crisis

The average US home used nearly 729 additional gallons of water in April than it did in February, according to a new study from water-monitoring company Phyn. This means usage was up 21% daily, as most Americans followed orders to work and shelter from home, in an effort to “flatten the curve” and curb the […]

Trump Uses ‘Emergency’ to Speed Up Infrastructure Projects

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday calling on federal agencies to use emergency powers to “accelerate” infrastructure projects on federal lands as a response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Senate Advances Conservation Fund Bill, House Introduces Companion

The Senate on Thursday moved to advance a bill that would permanently fund the popular Land and Water Conservation Fund while the House introduced a companion bill.

Opinion: California Needs Clean, Healthy and Safe Local Energy Systems – Microgrids

With climate change-amplified wildfires and power shut-offs becoming commonplace, all Californians are worried about how to stay safe and keep the lights on. Thousands have already purchased dirty, dangerous and noisy fossil fuel generators that exacerbate air pollution and climate change. New research suggests that polluted air is linked to higher COVID-19 death rates. And coronavirus […]

Central Valley Town Fought for Clean Water for Years. Is the Battle Finally Over?

During summertime, many households in Seville have seen their wells go completely dry. For years — too many, residents say — households teetered with unpredictable conditions. Using too much water in the day meant having none at night. One flush too many, and everyone relying on a single well in town was thrown into a […]