Starting on September 30, 2016, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will begin groundwater and geologic testing using a low-flying helicopter to collect and record geophysical measurements for scientific research purposes. The work will occur near the towns of Lost Hills, Buttonwillow and Cawelo in the southern San Joaquin Valley. The testing is being done in cooperation with the California State Water Resources Control Board and will last one to two weeks. USGS issued an advisory in accordance with FAA regulations and to serve the public interest.

Jeff Janas

Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1383 (Lara) on Monday, which establishes the nation's toughest restrictions on short-lived climate pollutants including black carbon, fluorinated gases and methane. Specifically, the law will require the California Air Resources Board to approve and implement a comprehensive strategy to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants to achieve a reduction in methane emissions by 40%, hydrofluorocarbon gas emissions by 40% and black carbon emissions by 50% below 2013 levels by 2030.

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