The former plant is believed to have impacted more than 10,000 properties east of Los Angeles.
Civic and environmental groups accuse AG Hector Balderas of improper dealings with a lawyer and longtime friend.
Questions over DTSC competency complicate taxpayer-funded plans to rehabilitate polluted properties.
Lax enforcement and major permitting problems plague hazardous waste facilities in Los Angeles.
A new initiative to turn bottles from New Orleans’ drinking spots into tiny particles of sand has raised hopes of a green transformation.
From The Guardian and Covering Climate Now
After living through a spate of record-breaking wildfires, some Californians are opting to leave the state.
From Covering Climate Now and The Nation
Energy companies use a greenhouse gas to force out more oil in a little-known process that can bring headaches to rural communities.
How Sacramento deals with polluted wells is quickly, if quietly, defining how seriously California takes the issue of clean drinking water.
A book written by the “Erin Brockovich of sewage” is a call to find common ground for clean water and other environmental justice causes.
An October bankruptcy settlement let Exide Technologies walk away from a multimillion dollar cleanup in L.A. Could California have done more to secure recovery costs?
Who was watching the watchdogs as the cleanup of lead contamination on L.A.’s Eastside ran out of money?
Young environmental activists from Extinction Rebellion rally for clean water in downtown Los Angeles.
The Newsom administration has established a pattern of approving permits during busy news cycles.
Estrada Courts sits within the Exide contamination zone, but the state has yet to test the homes there for lead.
Trump and Biden exchanged words over climate change on Tuesday night. How many of them were accurate?
A bill to reform the Department of Toxic Substances Control has been a long time coming, but will Governor Newsom sign it?
Budget overruns, conflicts of interest and bankruptcy hound the quarter-billion-dollar Exide cleanup.
While California was convulsed by COVID-19 and George Floyd’s death, the governor gave Big Oil a big gift.
The five-year cleanup of a lead-contamination zone is a story of confusion, shifting goalposts, missed deadlines and bloated budgets.
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A family of toxins known as PFAS has gotten its closeup on the silver screen via Dark Waters. Will regulators take note?