Industry groups have divergent positions on President-elect Donald Trumps nominee to run EPA. Regardless of the eventual administrator’s views, the rulemaking record and litigation will shape chemical regulations.
The U.S. Drought Monitor shows the state has suffered from drought conditions for five years. But that’s only part of the story, says Steve Runyan, a farm and rural real estate appraiser based in Bakersfield. The other parts of the story have to do with water use and distribution problems.[…]