Coalition; labor clash over broken hill water promises to end here

By Peter Byrne

May 22, 2013 — 2:18 am

In the early 1960s, I sp에볼루션카지노ent a day in San Francisco’s Central Valley as part of a trip along its winding roads. The city was in a state of transition. At some point during that trip, I saw a young man lying down on the highway in front of a home for disabled people. At the same time, the sun was shining so brightly it was difficult to see the car in front of him — but it was in this position that a carpenter came to work and, from the same position, got a job.

The story was more significant than what was on the horizon 온라인카지노on May 21st, as the C포커alifornia economy stumbled to a halt. It was a day when the state became the target of a bitter labor dispute as labor and environmental activists clashed over a broken hill water supply meant for millions of people in an environmentally vital part of the state.

Workers who have been collecting water in the hill on Humboldt Hill near the intersection with Golden Gate Road for 25 years and the homes in which they rely for drinking water for years have been complaining that their water is so polluted they can’t even fill a bucket with a couple of cups.

“It’s so bad,” said Susan G. Koppel, the head of Friends of Humboldt, an independent environmental group. “We just have to take what we can eat, make sure to drink water that has been boiled before it was supposed to, and to not just give it to the water plants — especially the ones that had not done their work.”

But despite the water woes, the water supply, despite what many in the community had long come to accept, was critical to the lives of those who used it. The water, in fact, was at its lowest level in almost half a century — and the government is currently preparing to restore it, a step that might not be necessary for a decade or two.

California State Water Resources Control Board officials have announced that they will begin collecting and treating drinking water from the hill — not from wells but from cisterns to which it has been stored for up to 50 years. And some residents and business owners are raising worries about what could happen to the water, despite a promise by state legislators in 2012 to give the California Water Board the authority to approve water changes to the hill as soon as 2018.

The state is trying to convince residents that thei