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In 2010, there were nearly 340,000 green jobs in California, making it the state with the highest number of green jobs in the country.
With the loss of funding for beach water quality monitoring efforts it is likely that many coastal states will eliminate or significantly curtail their beach water quality monitoring programs.
Without this federal funding county environmental health officials may have to drop beach water testing and public notification programs.
"The people of California have indicated time and time again they don’t want more drilling off their coastline. They know a spill would wreak havoc on our coastal environment and economy—especially the tourism and fishing industries."
Measures will Improve Evacuation Route and Keep Transportation Decisions at Local Level
Capps Slams House GOP Transportation Bill That Would Open Up the Central Coast to New Offshore Oil Drilling
Legislation would mandate new oil and gas drilling in the federal waters off Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.
“One of the Most Significant Actions We’ve Taken To Protect the Public’s Health in the Last Twenty Years”
Capps Leads Democratic Women in Urging President Obama to Support EPA Proposal to Reduce Mercury Pollution
Capps highlights the impact toxic air pollution, specifically mercury, has on women and children.