The Mercury News reports that concerns over LGUSD's proposed artificial turf may OUTWEIGH drought mitigation.

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Highlights of the article:

There is acknowledgment that environmental concerns of artificial turf may OUTWEIGH the drought mitigation it provides.

The local Sierra Club opposes LGUSD's proposed installations of artificial turf.  It's concerned about:

  • kids overheating
  • kids getting burned
  • PFAS "forever" chemicals
  • toxicity
  • pollution of Los Gatos Creek and other bodies of water
  • use of fossil fuels to create plastic grass
  • potential micro-plastic pollution
  • potential gas pollution