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3 Nov 2020 SAN FRANCISCO CA
Widening wealth gaps in some of the richest cities in the US have produced a rise in the number of households without running water. Public information suggests that about half a million households in the US – about 1.1 million people – live without piped water, which places them in “plumbing poverty”...
31 Aug 2020 LOS ANGELES CA
Erin Brockovich's new book is about the water that comes from our taps, but it's also about the power that comes from ourselves. Brockovich's new book, "Superman's Not Coming: Our National Water Crisis and What We the People Can Do About It," out Tuesday (Pantheon, 384 pp.), explores problems from contaminated drinking water to water shortages due to climate change...
11 Aug 2020 LOS ANGELES CA
Following reports of large parties that violate health orders aimed at slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Wednesday that he will authorize the city to shut off water and power services to residents who hold such gatherings. Beginning Friday night, if Los Angeles Police Department officers respond to and verify that a large party is occurring at a property, and there’s evidence that the venue has repeatedly engaged in such behavior, the department will request that the city shut off water and power services within 48 hours.
3 Mar 2020 PRINCETON NJ, United States
New research from the US Geological Survey (USGS) assesses climate change impacts on the shrinking Colorado River which supplies water to approximately 40 million people in six southwest US states and parts of Mexico, and supports about $1 Trillion USD in economic activity.A USGS report emphasises that there is growing potential for severe water shortages throughout the basin due to diminishing snowpack...
6 Oct 2019 SAN FRANCISCO CA, United States
In an apparent distraction ploy to increase political pressure on the water-stressed state of California, the US Environment Protection Agency (USEPA) has issued a formal notice accusing the city of San Francisco of a number of violations of the country's Clean Water Act.A letter from the federal agency follows accusations last month that the city allows used needles and human waste to be released untreated into the Pacific Ocean...
28 Sep 2019 Washington DC, United States
A 26 September letter from the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to the Governor of California cites the agency’s concerns with the state’s slack enforcement of the US's Clean Water Act and appears to blame the state’s large homeless population, and in particular the city of San Francisco, for a variety of violations of the legislation...
7 May 2019 SACRAMENTO CA, United States
Gavin Newsom, the new Governor of California, United States, has announced that the State will withdraw permit applications to state and federal water and wildlife agencies to build two giant water transfer tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.The two-tunnel transfer project, chamioned by former Governor Jerry Brown, would have cost about $19 Billion USD...
22 Mar 2019 DENVER CO, United States
Following about 20 years of drought and shrinkage in available Colorado River water resources, negotiators for seven Western states (Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and California) and federal authorities agreed March 19 to a new sharing plan including voluntary conservation measures...
16 May 2018 San Francisco, CA
The Santa Clara Valley Water District has voted to support State Governor Jerry Brown’s plan to build two massive tunnels to transfer Northern California water to Southern California.The district’s board voted 4-3 May 8 to support the $17 Billion USD project and to commit up to $650 Million USD to help pay for it...
26 Apr 2018 LOS ANGELES CA
A proposal to borrow $8.9 billion for improvements to California’s water quality systems and watersheds and protection of natural habitats is eligible for the statewide ballot in November, Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced in a press release Wednesday. Padilla said the measure, which is backed by agricultural interests, had exceeded the 365,800 valid signatures it needed to qualify for the general election ballot.
12 Apr 2018 LOS ANGELES CA
Southern California's largest water wholesaler decided Tuesday to commit nearly $11 billion to build two tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to divert water south to Los Angeles and neighboring counties. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California's vote was a landmark decision following a decade of study and debate...
23 Mar 2018 Los Angeles CA
LA Council Threatens To Oppose $17 billion USD Water Tunnels If City Must Pay More Than "Fair Share"
The Los Angeles City Council moved Wednesday to officially oppose staged construction of a proposed multibillion-dollar water-delivery tunnel project if it would result in greater costs or a greater portion of the financial burden for Los Angeles ratepayers.