Villages of Lakeview threaten wildlife refuge, water supplies and air quality ■ Chronicle News Service The Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club, and the San Bernardino Valley Audubon Society sued Riverside County Jan. 9 for approving the Villages of Lakeview, a massive 8,725-unit development that they say will threaten the nearby San Jacinto Wildlife Area and worsen air quality and traffic for county residents. The lawsuit claims the development will use an astonishing 1.5 billion gallons of water per year, but the county refused to consider the impacts of additional water use on California rivers and streams. “As climate change pressures California’s water supplies, county supervisors are ignoring the risks of
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