Title: California's Drinking Water Law Stirs National Wave
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Title: California's Drinking Water Law Stirs National Wave
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Publisher: U.S. Water News
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
Abstract: U.S. Water News Article January, 1987
General Note: Box 7, Folder 2 ( Vail Conference 1987 - 1987 ), Item 30
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Bibliographic ID: WL00000754
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
Holding Location: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
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California's drinking water
WASHINGTON Just as a decade ago, the state's
California's Proposition 13 recently-passed safe drink-
sparked a nationwide tax- ing water initiative, Proposi-
cutting conflagration nearly tioq 65, is expected to start a

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state-by-state revolt against hibits companies from kno-
chemical pollution of water. wingly: ~leasing into the
The National Campaign water supply chemicals that
Against Toxic Hazads, a, caus ancr or birth defects.
coalition of grasAoo .:The Qali a law also iden-
groups based here ; tifie 1183 chemicals includ-
Washington, is establishi ng g 14 pesticides that are
battle fronts in 15 states to known to be toxic.
introduce legislation pat- The initiative "is going to
terned after California's make a massive impact on
Proposition 65. Also joining the country," said Dr. Sa-
in the effort to make the muel Epstein, author of The
proposition a model for other Politics of Cancer. "I'll be
states are the environmentaJ recommending that they (lo-
groups Greenpeace and the cal citizen groups) take the
Sierra Club. In Louisiana, a genetic version of the Cali-
spokesman for the Delta fornia law and get a state ref-
Chapter of the Sierra Club erendum immediately."
said a statewide coalition More on Quality, Page 9
called Louisiana Environ-
mental Action Network will
work for a legislative pack-
age that includes Proposi-
tion 65-type provisions. A
similar effort is afoot in Ar-
izona. I ). S. -ATcE
Proposition 65, passed last.
Election Day by a 67 percent Y AJA 1_4 ,
t: Q8 Ii4er t Ipagin, pro-


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