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Why a 3200 ft Buffer is Critical for Communities

November 4, 2021

CalGEM (the state agency that regulates oil and gas production) and the Governor’s office have proposed new oil and gas public health rules.

California Bans PFAS in Paper-Based Food Packaging

October 5, 2021

“The insidious thing about PFAS is that we are not only exposed by using products that contain them, but we are re-exposed when these chemicals get into our water, air, soil, and crops,” said Andria Ventura, legislative and policy director at Clean Water Action. “Since food packaging is a major source of litter in water and can contaminate compost, our precious water resources and food are at risk. That’s why AB 1200 is so important.”  

State Water Resources Control Board adopts historic plan to address water-related COVID-debt

September 22, 2021

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Yesterday, the State Water Resource Control Board voted to adopt the California Water & Wastewater Arrearage Payment Program Guidelines (WWAP).