Environmentalists critical of Calif. farm policy

Updated: March 9, 2005, 6:06 PM ET
By BASS Times staff | BASS Times, March 2003

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — As BASS Times was going to press, it appears that California has backed off its plan to "force" farmers to reduce runoff of pesticides and other pollutants into the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers, as well as other streams in the Central Valley.

Originally, that plan would have ended agriculture's 20 year exemption from state water pollution controls that other industries must follow.

Bowing to pressures from agricultural interests, the state now intends ...

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