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  • Assessing Water Affordability

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    Assessing Water Affordability

    Pacific Institute | August 14, 2013...
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    A new pilot study in California shows many households, even within affluent communities, routinely spend over the affordability threshold of 2 percent of...

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  • California’s Climate Adaptation Water Strategy: An Analysis of Implications for Individual and Community Rights and Responsibilities

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    California’s Climate Adaptation Water Strategy: An Analysis of Implications for Individual and Community Rights and Responsibilities

    Department of Water Resources | July 31, 2009...
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    The inevitable consequences of climate change will put some of California's people and communities more at risk than others. Because of location and...

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  • California’s San Joaquin Valley: A Region in Transition

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    California’s San Joaquin Valley: A Region in Transition

    Congressional Research Service | December 12, 2005...
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    CRS was requested to undertake a study of the San Joaquin Valley (SJV) and a comparison with another U.S. region. The eight-county San...

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  • Drought and Equity in California

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    Drought and Equity in California

    Pacific Institute | January 9, 2017...
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    Drought and Equity in California is the first statewide analysis of the impacts of the drought on California’s most vulnerable communities. This report...

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  • Drought and Equity in the San Francisco Bay Area

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    Drought and Equity in the San Francisco Bay Area

    Pacific Institute | June 29, 2016...
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    California’s ongoing drought has wide-reaching impacts, from how we grow crops to the price of electricity. Often overlooked is its impact on disadvantaged...

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  • Environmental Justice in California Government

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    Environmental Justice in California Government

    State of California | October 1, 2003...
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    In California, we have spent over a century and billions of dollars to preserve and protect the environment for current and future generations....

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  • Environmental Justice in California State Government

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    Environmental Justice in California State Government

    Governor's Office of Planning and Research | November 5, 2003...
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    In California, we have spent over a century and billions of dollars to preserve and protect the environment for current and future generations....

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  • Environmental Justice Program Implementation for Lahontan Region

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    Environmental Justice Program Implementation for Lahontan Region

    Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board | January 30, 2015...
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    The Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board (Lahontan Water Board) reviewed how environmental justice (EJ) is conducted in the region and examined new...

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  • Environmental Justice Program Update: 2013-2015

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    Environmental Justice Program Update: 2013-2015

    Cal EPA | May 10, 2016...
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    A report to the Governor and the Legislature on actions taken to implement Public Resources Code Sections 71110-71116 This report details the progress...

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  • Human Costs of Nitrate-contaminated Drinking Water in the San Joaquin Valley

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    Human Costs of Nitrate-contaminated Drinking Water in the San Joaquin Valley

    Pacific Institute | March 1, 2011...
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    While most Californians take for granted that safe water is readily available at the turn of a tap, a growing number of communities,...

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  • Implementing Environmental Justice: The New Agenda for California State Agencies

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    Implementing Environmental Justice: The New Agenda for California State Agencies

    Golden Gate University Law Review | January 1, 2001...
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    On October 6, 1999, Governor Gray Davis signed SB 115, the first bill explicitly enacting an environmental justice policy into California's statutes.  The...

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  • Long-term Monitoring of Pollutants in Fish and Mussels Documents Major Improvements and Persistent Problems

    Long-term Monitoring of Pollutants in Fish and Mussels Documents Major Improvements and Persistent Problems

    California State Water Resources Control Board | December 1, 2007...
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    Of the 390 sites sampled between 1998 and 2003, 32 percent fell into the “low” contamination category. These sites were scattered throughout the...

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  • Social Vulnerability to Climate Change in California

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    Social Vulnerability to Climate Change in California

    California Energy Commission | July 31, 2012...
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    The State of California faces a range of impacts from global climate change, including increases in extreme heat, wildfires, coastal flooding, and erosion....

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  • Sustainable Development and Environmental Justice

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    Sustainable Development and Environmental Justice

    Department of Water Resources | September 7, 2004...
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    This chapter addresses the incorporation of environmental justice into the general plan. While environmental justice is not a mandatory topic in the general...

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  • Sustainable Development and Environmental Justice

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    Sustainable Development and Environmental Justice

    Department of Water Resources | September 7, 2004...
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    This chapter addresses the incorporation of environmental justice into the general plan.  While environmental justice is not a mandatory topic in the general...

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  • The Human Right to Water

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    The Human Right to Water

    Pacific Institute | May 1, 2007...
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    More than a billion people lack access to safe drinking water. Two and a half billion people live without access to adequate sanitation...

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  • U.S. Department of the Interior Environmental Justice Annual Implementation Report 2016

    U.S. Department of the Interior Environmental Justice Annual Implementation Report 2016

    U.S. Department of the Interior | June 1, 2017...
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    In 1994, Executive Order 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-income Populations, set forth the responsibility of Federal...

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