The following are streaming audio files of our interview with Jennifer Oman who is from the Butte Environmental Council. The audio files are organized in the order of the questions we asked her.
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Q1. How is urban runoff lethal to the creeks and why should we care?
Q2. What exactly is Proposition 13?
Q3. Is the Proposition 13 money spent only on education?
Q4. We know that CALFED is a federal program that deals with the quality of California's waters, so who decides how the money is spent from Proposition 13, and where does it come from?
Q5. What is the most important water law in California?
Q6. Can you tell us about Citizen Monitoring Programs?
Q7. What are other constituents that citizens test for?
Q8. Why is it better to wash things on the lawn rather than on the driveway?
Q9. In your opinion, how come people let litter stay in the gutters?
Q10. What is a pesticide?
Q11. How should people use pesticides?
Q12. What is Integrated Pest Management?
Q13. Is there anybody or place we can go to learn more about Pest Management, and why?
Q14. What is a pesticide?
Q15. What can we say to encourage our community to care about changing their actions?
Q16. Which business could be a problem in water pollution?
Q17. What are the worst ways for carpet cleaners businesses to pollute?
Q18. What is your problem doing to lessen the impact od these businesses in our water?
Q19. Why are plastic bags so lethal to our environment?
Q20. Do plastic bags cause more issues than just pollution?
Q21. People say that soap is harmful to the environment, but it is almost essential to keep your home and things clean. Are there things that can be less harmful that we could use?
Q22. What is the Annual Endangered Species Faire?
Q23. What is a good way to approach educating people about this pollution problem?
Q24. Is there anything else you would like to comment on?
photographs by Thao