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CA water officials back tax for groundwater

February 27, 2013  by Santa Cruz Sentinel

February 25, 2013, Sacramento, CA – State water regulators are suggesting new taxes to ensure access to safe drinking water in California, including a point-of-sale fee on agricultural commodities, a fee on nitrogen fertilizing materials, or a water use fee.

A long-awaited report by the State Water Board says it is “critical” that new funds be found to help poor and disadvantaged communities. READ MORE


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