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Paso Robles City Council creates groundwater management agency

Paso Robles City Council members voted Tuesday to form a groundwater sustainability agency that will be accountable for managing basin water within the city’s jurisdiction. The agency was created in response to the state Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, which requires management of basins in overdraft.

Politics & Government

McConnell: Rolling back Obama regulations isn’t enough to bring back Appalachian coal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said rolling back Obama administration’s environmental rules wouldn’t entirely bring back the coal industry in eastern Kentucky. McConnell told McClatchy in an interview that lawmakers in Congress would work with the incoming Trump administration to “remove as many of the government impediments as possible and give the coal industry a chance to survive.”

Politics & Government

Trump’s EPA pick won’t guarantee California’s right to tougher auto emission rules

Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general tapped by Donald Trump to head the EPA, has long advocated giving states greater control over environmental decisions. But under questioning from senators, including Kamala Harris of California, Pruitt on Wednesday declined to say whether he’d continue to grant California waivers to enact automobile emissions standards stronger than those of the federal government.

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This 94-year-old former school and city hall in Pismo soon could be a fire station

Pismo Beach is considering repurposing its old City Hall building on Bello Street, which has been vacant since 1995. The 94-year-old building could be turned into a new fire station.
Kaytlyn Leslie The Tribune
This 94-year-old former school and city hall in Pismo soon could be a fire station 1:11

This 94-year-old former school and city hall in Pismo soon could be a fire station

Car chase ends with crash in Pismo Beach 0:19

Car chase ends with crash in Pismo Beach

Experience 'epic' downhill skiing in the Sierra 1:53

Experience 'epic' downhill skiing in the Sierra

How Pismo Beach is preparing for local storms 6:46

How Pismo Beach is preparing for local storms