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Top California Senator Defends Using GHG Fund To Pay For Water Cleanup

July 12, 2019
A leading California senator is defending the use of hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue generated by the state’s greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program to pay for the long-term cleanup of drinking water supplies, saying that climate change is part of the reason some communities have contaminated water. “Climate change is exacerbating the water impacts on disadvantaged and environmentally burdened communities by reducing surface water flows, accelerating declining groundwater basins, and contributing to increasing concentrations of environmental contamination,” said Sen...

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