Northern California farmer settles in environmental case involving a $2.8 million plowing fine | The Fresno Bee

Farmer John Duarte, who gained conservative support as he fought the federal government after being fined $2.8 million for plowing over protected wetlands, settled before trial was to start on Aug. 15, 2017. Source: Northern California farmer settles in environmental case involving a $2.8 million plowing fine | The Fresno Bee
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Trump’s budget would kill a crucial piece of a global tsunami warning system, sparking alarm in California and beyond – LA Times

A document explaining the Trump administration’s plan acknowledged that “tough choices” were made to reduce funding, but “is necessary as we move toward a more efficient government that re-focuses on national security and core government functions.” Source: Trump’s budget would kill a crucial piece of a global tsunami warning system, sparking alarm in California and […]
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Federal appeals court orders the EPA to move ahead with Obama-era methane rule – LA Times

A federal appeals court rules that the head of the EPA overstepped his authority in trying to delay implementation of a rule requiring oil and gas companies to monitor and reduce methane leaks. Source: Federal appeals court orders the EPA to move ahead with Obama-era methane rule – LA Times
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Trump’s border wall inches toward reality with plans for San Diego prototypes

As debate in the nation’s capital has focused on health care, Russia and secret tapes, President Donald Trump’s signature proposal — building a “big, beautiful wall” on America’s southern border — has faded from the spotlight. http://www.dailynews.com/government-and-politics/20170702/trumps-border-wall-inches-toward-reality-with-plans-for-san-diego-prototypes
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Analysis: GOP Health Bill Could Cost California $114B | California News | US News

An analysis by the state Department of Health Care Services concludes the bill would have a $114.6 billion cumulative impact on California’s budget between 2020 and 2027. It would initially add $3 billion in costs in 2020 and increase to $30 billion by 2027. Source: Analysis: GOP Health Bill Could Cost California $114B | California […]
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