The Trump administration moved Tuesday to roll back an Obama administration policy that protected more than half the nation’s streams from pollution but drew attacks from farmers, fossil fuel companies and property-rights groups as federal overreach.
The controversial water diversion tunnels proposed in California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta may be the biggest waterworks up for review anywhere in the world. And this $17 billion project requires a variety of permits and approvals before construction can begin. … The State Water Resources Control Board is the agency charged with issuing the new diversion permit – essentially a new water right.
President Donald Trump’s administration tapped an Arizonan to lead the agency whose water projects shaped the western United States. If confirmed, Brenda Burman will serve as commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation, a division of the Department of the Interior.
Under a purple pre-dawn sky, a small group of Northern Californian Indians ventured out onto the wet sand where the mighty Klamath River meets the Pacific Ocean. They had come to honor and fight for the salmon that have sustained their ancient culture for generations.
The Trump administration’s top environmental official met privately with the chief executive of Dow Chemical shortly before reversing his agency’s push to ban a widely used pesticide after health studies showed it can harm children’s brains, according to records obtained by The Associated Press.
Mount Shasta residents no longer have to boil water after E. coli bacteria was detected in the city’s water supply late last week. “Repeat samples show no E.coli or fecal coliform bacteria in the Mount Shasta spring source,” Andrew DiLuccia, a spokesman for the State Water Resources Control Board, said Tuesday.
For nearly two decades, ratepayers of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power have pumped nearly $4 million a year into a pair of nonprofits created to improve employee training and safety at the city-owned utility.
With summer here to remind Californians what it’s like to be hot and thirsty we fired three big questions at Bettina Boxall, the Los Angeles Times’ most experienced water reporter. She answers in these short videos.
The California Coastal Commission and an international cement company on Tuesday announced a proposed settlement that would end the mining of coastal sand in Monterey County — the last operation of its type on the mainland United States.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he’ll ease the impact of potentially huge National Park Service budget cuts by shifting more resources to the “front line.” But it’s not clear yet what that actually means.
About 31,069 acres of rugged, pristine mountain land, plus 25 miles of year-round waterways located within the Angeles National Forest would be granted federal protection as wilderness areas and scenic rivers, according to a bill introduced Friday in Congress.
The Swiss food and beverage giant also said Tuesday that that after a review of its wide-ranging business, it will mostly focus on high-growth areas, such as coffee, pet care, baby food and bottled water.
Tioga Road in the Sierra should see its latest summer opening in decades due to a combination of a huge winter snowpack, flooding from snowmelt and various repairs, Yosemite National Park officials said Tuesday.
Daniela Fernandez turned 23 years old in January and this spring she graduated from Georgetown University, but she has already been a chief executive of Sustainable Oceans Alliance (SOA) for four years. Fernandez, who took a degree in government and economics, says that she is passionate about protecting the world’s oceans, and making sure that her own generation, millennials, are informed and involved in marine issues.