California and the U.S.

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

‘Forever Chemicals’: Water Supplies Throughout California Will Exceed New National Limits

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today unveiled the first nationwide limits on dangerous “forever chemicals” in drinking water, setting standards that will have sweeping, costly effects throughout California.

EPA Sets First-Ever National Limits for ‘Forever Chemicals’ In Drinking Water

The Biden administration on Wednesday set the first-ever national limits for toxic and pervasive ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water.  The administration’s action seeks to reduce the amount of chemicals belonging to a class known as PFAS in drinking water.

Los Angeles County Storm Water Tax – Foresight or Folly?

After several years of effort, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors placed a storm water tax measure on the November ballot in 2018. Dubbed Measure W, it placed a 2.5 cent per square foot of impermeable surface on commercial and residential properties in the County.

Newsom’s Delta Pitch: It’s For The Climate

Gov. Gavin Newsom has a new sales pitch for a tunnel to move more water south from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta that past governors have tried and failed to build for five decades.

Clean Air, Water, Environment Amendment Passes First Hurdle In California Assembly

California lawmakers want to establish the state’s position on environmental health, taking a first step Monday in their proactive approach to ensure processes for the state’s environmental management remains secure, regardless of any federal changes.

California’s Lake Shasta Set to Fill Completely

Lake Shasta could reach its full capacity this spring, following a high amount of rainfall in California. The largest reservoir in California has been steadily rising since the beginning of March. It has gone up sharply since the start of the year, which saw its levels at 1,012 feet, compared to its current level on […]