I don’t understand why we can’t figure out how to do both; clean up the environment and save jobs at the same time. What is the problem? Lack of brainpower? Or lack of energy or courage or determination? Just questions to ask.
Central Coast growers, environmentalists spar over proposed water quality rules
By Donna Jones
WATSONVILLE — Proposed rules to clean up Central Coast waters could damage agriculture and put thousands of farmworkers out of work, according to growers.
But environmentalists say nitrate from fertilizers and pesticides is poisoning the region’s water supplies, and without more regulation, public health is at risk.