Wildfires aren’t hurting real estate markets; water disputes in Colorado; innovations in stormwater management; the failures of air quality monitoring in California; and other recent environmental news stories from around the West.
As was true a half century ago, forces in Washington, D.C. want to loosen emission requirements and strip California of its ability to impose tough standards for vehicle emissions, and once again, California officials are fighting back.
The need for more local measurement of air pollution in California’s Central Valley, the rapid warming of our national parks, Wyoming increasingly turns to wind power, and more of the West’s environmental stories for the past fortnight.
“With the general election approaching,” writes the Center’s summer research fellow Benek Robertson, “I hoped to highlight specific policy areas that could influence the general election and California politics for years to come.”
Beyond her accomplishments at Water in the West and Stanford, Newsha Ajami has also shown an intense dedication to developing and mentoring the generation of scientists, engineers, and policymakers following in her footsteps.