A new report published in Nature Communications authored by experts from The Nature Conservancy, the Union of Concerned Scientists, Audubon California, and Clean Water Action provides a new set of recommendations on how California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act can better protect vulnerable communities and the environment.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Today, the Governor signed Executive Order N-4-23, to allow many landowners to flood their lands, regardless if those flood waters could poison community drinking water supplies with industrial agricultural pollution or other natural contaminants.
With a well drilling backlog of 1,600 dry domestic wells in California — and with households having to wait up to 20 years for relief — failing these plans was not only the right thing to do, but the only option. At the same time, we are disappointed DWR approved other plans that fail to protect drinking water users.
In a win for current and future public health in California, Governor Gavin Newsom has signed into law AB 1817, the Safer Clothes and Textiles Act, which will curb the flow of toxic PFAS chemicals into Californians’ clothes, bodies, and environments.