Green Couple In Calif. Fined For Brown Lawn Anne Hartridge and Matt George are about as "green" as it gets. They bike to work, have solar panels, dry their laundry on a line. So when they stopped watering their lawn in drought-stricken California, who would have thought they'd get fined more than $700 for letting their grass go brown.

Green Couple In Calif. Fined For Brown Lawn

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. Anne Hartridge and Matt George are about as green as it gets. They bike to work, have solar panels, dry their laundry on a line. So when they stopped watering their lawn in the city of Sacramento, here in drought-stricken California, who would have thought they'd get fined more than $700 for letting their grass go brown? The city called it a public nuisance. It backed off when a story in the Sacramento Bee caused a storm of protest. It's MORNING EDITION.

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