Worry mounts over state budget's effect on the environment
According to our blogger colleague Margot Roosevelt, over at Greenspace, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has a goal of becoming known as the country's greenest governor.
He may get away with it as long as no one takes a fecal count in the ocean off a couple of familiar LA beaches where raw sewage is still being poured into the ocean this morning or takes a deep breath in Los Angeles on many days (see downtown photo, above -- or try to, anyway).
But, hey, Sacramento's a long way from the beach. And Margot reports there's a lot of concern that environmental programs may take a large hit in the state's still-stalled budget that has a deficit as large as the entire budget of many places. She has the details over here.
Photo: Associated Press