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Feds announce massive conservation plan

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A plan that will manage conservation and renewable energy in nearly one-quarter of California has been unveiled by the federal government. The Desert Renewable Energy and Conservation Plan covers 22 million acres, including much of the inland valleys and deserts in Southern California, according to multiple reports. U.S. Interior Secretary …

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Salton Sea restoration plan OK’d

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U.S. officials have approved plans that will restore the Salton Sea. The plan, approved Friday by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, makes it possible for local officials to proceed with a conservation plan that includes management of wildlife and some recreational use at two refuges, according to a report …

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County OK’s fire protection agreement with Hemet

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The Riverside County Board of Supervisors has voted to provide fire protection to Hemet, with some conditions. Board members voted 4-0 Tuesday to move forward with such an agreement, but only if Hemet completes its negotiations with its firefighters union and implements paramedic service, according to a report in The …

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Brown signs landmark groundwater legislation

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For the first time ever, California will regulate pumping of its groundwater. Gov. Brown signed legislation Tuesday that requires some local jurisdictions and water districts to manage their wells, while giving state water agencies power of enforcement – including water meters and fines – if those wells aren’t managed properly, …

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Legal maneuverings over OIA

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The document that transferred control of Ontario International Airport away from Ontario and into the hands of the city of Los Angeles nearly 50 years ago will be subject to review by a judge. Riverside County Superior Court Judge Gloria Connor Trask ruled today that she will hear a motion …

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