Agriculture

States Sue Trump Admin Over Rollback Of Obama-Era Water Protections

"A coalition of 17 Democratic-leaning states sued the Trump administration on Friday for rolling back Obama-era protections for waterways, arguing the move ignores science on the interconnectivity of water."

Source: The Hill, 05/04/2020

Smokey’s 420 Gets the ‘Dirt’ on Pot Crop

The story of Smokey’s 420, mom-and-pop pot shop that’s taken a more environmental perspective. Plus, why the explosion in the infant business legal cannabis could be bad news for the environment, if left largely unregulated. 

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Why an Unregulated Pot Business May Be Bad for the Environment 

One industry seemingly unharmed by the coronavirus-related shutdown is legal cannabis. But the explosion in this infant business could be bad news for the environment, if left largely unregulated. A closer look at the issues. Plus, the story of Smokey’s 420, mom-and-pop pot shop that’s taken a more environmental perspective.

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Virus: "Meatpacking Workers Wonder Whether Job Is A 'Death Sentence'"

"Many are criticizing the industry’s response for waiting too long to implement safety precautions and close processing plants as thousands have tested positive for coronavirus."

Source: Food Dive, 04/29/2020

As Salton Sea Spews Harmful Dust, Imperial Valley Water Wars Heat Up

"The people of California’s Imperial Valley can be as unforgiving as the region’s harsh desert climate. It’s been 16 years since Bruce Kuhn cast the fateful vote to transfer tens of billions of gallons of Colorado River water from the valley’s sprawling farms to thirsty coastal cities, reshaping water politics in California and across the West."

Source: LA Times, 04/28/2020

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