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A bill to ban a lethal agricultural spray advances in Assembly

Sacramento, CA Bright, tinkling laughter of children carried like music on the wind makes living next to schools occasionally magicaluntil the playgrounds go silent. On the days gone quiet, the air hangs dank and pungent.

California Must Hold the Line to Protect Wetlands from a Devastating Supreme Court Decision

California is many things: it is the land of massive cities and sprawling highways but also home to some of the most pristine wilderness that still exists in the contiguous United States. From Joshua trees to giant Redwoods to the Bolsa Chica wetlands, California is rich in our remaining wilderness. Protecting it is important for our economy, for our quality of life and our climate future.

The Supreme Court slashed wetland protections. California is trying to fill the gap.

SACRAMENTO, California — California officials are trying to boost state wetlands protections in order to guard against a 2023 Supreme Court decision that slashed federal oversight of wetlands.

Assemblymember Laura Friedman’s A.B. 2875 would declare it the state’s policy to ensure long-term gain and no net loss of California’s wetlands. And Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration is proposing to add 38 new positions to enforce the state’s existing wetlands protection laws and scrutinize development permits.