DROUGHT: Calif. approves fines for urban water wasters Debra Kahn, E&E reporter Published: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Californians could face fines for washing cars under emergency drought regulations passed by state regulators yesterday. Please subscribe to Greenwire to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.