Oil and gas must now tell regulators what chemicals they’re releasing into offshore waters.
Safeway has agreed to pay $600,000 over charges that the company violated the Clean Air Act.
Update 9:20 a.m. Some might consider this rather muted response from Barbara Boxer, one of the more environmentally friendly members of the Senate, an indication of the defensive posture even California Democrats are taking these days: “I strongly believe that protecting air quality based on the science leads to more job growth because it brings […]
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson toured a couple of Fresno County farms yesterday, and Sasha Khokha, KQED’s Central Valley Bureau Chief, caught up with her in a grape vineyard, asking her questions on Californians’ fear of Japanese radiation, the EPA’s review of methyl iodide, and the viability of expanded nuclear power plants. On the radiation issue, […]
Over the past couple of weeks. there have been some new developments in the controversy over methyl iodide, a fumigant used mostly in the harvesting of strawberries. Farmers say methyl iodide is critical to the state’s $2 billion strawberry industry, and California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation approved it last year. The process, however, exposed a […]