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ACLU Sues Madera County for Violating Open Meetings Law to Change Immigration-Related Policy at...

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, July 17, 2017 - The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California today sued the Madera County Board of Supervisors for...

Op-Ed: Doug Obegi: Goldman Sachs Underestimates WaterFix Costs for Westlands

July 19, 2017 - Doug Obegi is Senior Attorney, Water Program, Natural Resources Defense Council The Sacramento Bee reported this week that the Board of Directors of...

Secretary of State Alex Padilla: Trump Election Commission created to make it harder for...

SACRAMENTO, July 19, 2017 – California Secretary of State Alex Padilla issued the following statement following the first meeting of the President’s Advisory Commission...

BLM Temporarily Closing Merced River Recreation Sites Due to Detwiler Fire

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. July 18, 2017 - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Mother Lode Field Office is temporarily closing the Briceburg Visitor...

U.S. EPA Approves Limits on Mercury in California Waters

SAN FRANCISCO, July 18, 2017 – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the approval of new water quality criteria for mercury in California...

FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted For Detwiler Fire

OAKLAND, Calif. July 18, 2017 - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds...

Lassen National Forest to enter fire restrictions on July 21

SUSANVILLE, Calif., July 18, 2017 – Forest officials have announced that fire restrictions will go into effect on the Lassen National Forest beginning Friday,...

Presidential Tax Transparency Bill Approved in Final Legislative Committee, heads to Assembly Floor

SACRAMENTO, CA, July 12, 2017 -  Senator Mike McGuire and Scott Wiener’s Presidential Tax Transparency Bill that would require all presidential primary candidates to...

Speaker Rendon Statement on Passage of Air Quality and Cap-and-Trade Bills

SACRAMENTO July 17, 2017 - Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today released the following statement on the Assembly passing the air quality improvement and...

BLM Announces Fire Restrictions for NE California, NW Nevada Public Lands

SUSANVILLE,  Calif. July 17, 2017 - The Bureau of Land Management will implement fire restrictions for public lands managed by the Eagle Lake and...

Environmental Groups Defeat Trump Administration’s Attempt to Dismiss Case on Offshore Fracking, Acidizing

SANTA BARBARA, July 17, 2017 - The federal court in Los Angeles issued an order ruling that the Environmental Defense Center (“EDC”) and Santa...

350.org Opposes Gov. Brown’s Cap-and-Trade Plan as “Handout to Big Oil”

OAKLAND, CA, July 14, 2017 - Today the international climate campaign 350.org came out in opposition to Governor Brown’s plan to extend cap and...

Sequoia National Park Celebrates Latino Conservation Week

July 14, 2017 -  In celebration of Latino Conservation Week, Sequoia National Park will play host to 20 young Latino adults from Los Angeles...

Conservationists, Ranchers, Park Service Agree on Plan to Address Point Reyes Ranching, Elk Issues

OAKLAND, Calif.July 12, 2017— Conservation groups, the National Park Service, Point Reyes ranchers and Marin County filed a settlement agreement today that resolves litigation...

Becerra Issues Consumer Alert on Price Gouging Following State of Emergency in Butte County

July 12, 2017 - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued a consumer alert following the Governor’s declaration of a state of emergency in...

California Governor Jerry Brown and Michael Bloomberg Launch “America’s Pledge”

SACRAMENTO July 12, 2017 - Today, California Governor Jerry Brown and Michael Bloomberg launched America’s Pledge on climate change, a new initiative to compile...

Feinstein, Harris Oppose House Water Bill

WASHINGTON, DC, July 10, 2017 - Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris (both D-Calif.) today released the following statement in opposition to H.R. 23,...

Six Rivers National Forest mourns the death of firefighter William “Bill” Jaros

EUREKA, California, July 10, 2017 – Acting Six Rivers National Forest Supervisor Michael Green announced today the loss of firefighter William “Bill” Jaros. Bill had...

Secretary of State Alex Padilla: “Why on earth would Trump ever share our cyber...

SACRAMENTO, CA, July 9, 2017 - California Secretary of State Alex Padilla released the following statement in response to a tweet by President Donald...

Wal-Mart Pays $1.65M to Settle False Claims Act Allegations of Improper Medi Cal Billings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. July 10, 2017 - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has paid $1.65 million to resolve allegations that it violated the federal False Claims Act...