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California GHG Budget Deal Includes $100 Million For Clean Drinking Water

June 12, 2019
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and state lawmakers have reached a compromise on a roughly $1.4 billion fiscal year 2019-20 budget for revenue generated by the state’s greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program, which includes a controversial new allocation of $100 million to clean up drinking water in various parts of the state. “While drinking water is an important cause, it should not be funded through the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund [GGRF],” says an environmentalist who wanted officials to provide more GHG...

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