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Governor Newsom Calls Special Session to Crack Down on Oil Industry Price Gouging

Sacramento, CA, December 5, 2022 – Today, the Governor convened a special session to crack down on the oil industry’s price-gouging practices. In calling for this special session, Governor Newsom is urging the legislature to pass bills that will penalize excess oil-refinery profits, discourage price hikes, and improve transparency and oversight of the oil industry.  […]

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Governor Newsom Signs Critical Legislation to Protect Frontline Communities from Oil and Gas Operations

Vallejo, CA, September 16, 2022 — Today, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 1137, which will protect California communities by requiring a health-protective, science-based 3,200-foot buffer zone between new oil and gas operations and homes, hospitals, schools, parks, prisons, and other sensitive areas. With the signing of this legislation, communities will be protected from adverse health […]

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Sierra Club California Releases 2021 Legislative Report Card

SACRAMENTO October 27, 2021 – Today, Sierra Club California released its annual legislative report card, which tracks the performance of legislators and the governor on environmental issues and key climate bills. The theme of 2021 for environmental legislation was incrementalism. The most impactful, transformative bills that Sierra Club California supported, such as Senate Bill 467 […]

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Trump Skips Global Climate Meeting as the Lungs of the Planet Burn

WASHINGTON, D.C. Aug. 26, 2019 – Today, Donald Trump skipped the G-7 climate session with other world leaders where they discussed climate solutions and the Amazon rainforest fires, claiming he had scheduled bilateral meetings with Germany and India at that time. Both German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the climate […]

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Report Highlights Cement Pollution in California

SACRAMENTO, CA, Feb. 5, 2019 – California’s cement factories are the largest consumers of coal and petroleum coke in the state, and are more polluting per ton of cement than many of their counterparts in India and China, according to a new report released today. The report, “California Cement Industry: Failing the Climate Challenge,” was […]

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Tent Cities Proposed for Migrant Children Have Poisoned Water

Washington, DC, June 26, 2018 – Per Donald Trump’s orders, the Department of Defense is scouting military sites to detain migrant children separated from their parents as a result of the administration’s “Zero Tolerance” policy. However, several of the potential sites are contaminated with chemicals in the Perfluoroalkyl family (PFAS), as revealed by a report […]

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Sierra Club’s Reinventing Power Documentary Highlights Clean Energy’s True Backstory

LOS ANGELES, May 22, 2018 – Today, the Sierra Club announced the completion of its latest documentary, Reinventing Power: America’s Renewable Energy Boom, which takes the viewer across the country to hear directly from the people making our clean energy future achievable. These individuals are working to rebuild what’s broken, rethink what’s possible, and revitalize […]

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