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Good, bad, ugly: Year’s 5 biggest environmental stories in Southern California

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Good, bad, ugly: Year’s 5 biggest environmental stories in Southern California

As in so many aspects of our lives, COVID-19 and President Trump played major roles in Southern California’s top environmental headlines for 2020. Overall, environmentalists won some and lost some — as did the Trump administration’s efforts to reduce burdens on businesses by trying to rollback more than 100 environmental regulations, ranging from California’s emissions standards to protections of natural preserves. Many of the administration’s proposed changes spurred legal challenges, some already successful. And President-elect Joe Biden, whose victory was celebrated by environmentalists, is expected to reverse many of those that remain. “Biden’s cabinet is going to spend a lot...

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