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State Supreme Court Rules Against Measure Z

The state Court of Appeal has upheld a local trial court decision that threw out Measure Z, which Monterey County approved in 2016. The measure would have banned fracking, wastewater injection and any new oil and gas development in the county.

(Oct. 14, 2021) → Read the full Monterey County Weekly report
New Law Will Idle Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers, Lawn Mowers

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill that will phase out the sale of gas-powered leaf blowers and other small off-road engines. According to the Air Resources Board, an hour’s use of a gas-powered leaf blower produces the same emissions as a drive from Los Angeles to Denver.

(Oct. 10, 2021) → Read the full The Sacramento Bee report

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Image caption: RCDs look after the land, whether it’s used for grazing, growing, or getting out into nature.
California Dirt
What do resource conservation districts protect? Pretty much everything that’s worth saving.

Image caption: Noise pollution and climate change threaten the orca species.
Feds Expand Killer Whale Protection Zone in Monterey Bay
Noise pollution and a drought-driven shortage of salmon have led the federal government to expand the Monterey Bay protected habitat zone for killer whales.

Image caption: At the dump, food waste is methane-producing garbage. At a farm, it's a valuable part of the food web.
Back to the Land, Not the Landfill

In 2022, California trash haulers will begin turning millions of tons of methane-emitting organic waste into a new cash crop: compost.

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