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AG Bonta, Gov. Newsom, and CARB Lead Coalition in Defense of California’s Waiver for Clean Car Standards

OAKLAND, May 19, 2022 – California Attorney General Rob Bonta, California Governor Gavin Newsom, and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) today led a multistate coalition in filing a motion to intervene in defense of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to restore California’s waiver under the Clean Air Act for its greenhouse gas (GHG) and […]

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Division of Boating and Waterways Encourages Outdoor Enthusiasts to Boat Responsibly as 2022 Boating Season Begins

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways is joining boating education professionals across the country in reminding recreational boaters to boat responsibly during National Safe Boating Week (May 21-27) and year-round. Simple actions such as wearing a life jacket and getting the California Boater Card can help improve safety on California’s waterways.   […]

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Court rules federal agency wrongly withdrew bi-state sage grouse protections

SAN FRANCISCO― A federal court has ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service illegally withdrew its proposal to list the bi-state sage grouse as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. U.S. District Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley on Monday vacated the agency’s 2020 withdrawal of the bird from the proposed listing, reinstated the 2013 proposal to list […]

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AG Bonta Leads Coalition in Urging EPA to Strengthen Regulation of Heavy-Duty Trucks

OAKLAND, May 16, 2022 – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today, leading a coalition of 19 attorneys general, urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to impose stronger regulations to address nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions and other harmful pollutants from heavy-duty trucks. NOx, a smog-forming pollutant that exacerbates asthma and other health problems, has outsized impacts on communities of color and […]

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CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in Shasta and Trinity Counties

Redding/Weaverville – California has already experienced an unusually early start to fire season amidst an ongoing drought and historically low rainfall and reservoir levels. While wildfires are a natural part of California’s landscape, the fire season in California and across the west is starting earlier and ending later each year. Warmer spring and summer temperatures, […]

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City leaders call on state to allocate $1.6 billion dollars in 2022-23 budget for new housing program, organic waste recycling, and unfunded mandates

Sacramento, May 11, 2022 – City officials from around the state gathered outside the Capitol Wednesday morning to urge lawmakers to draw on the state’s estimated $68 billion budget surplus to allocate $1.6 billion for programs that achieve shared local and state government goals, as well as reimburse cities for unfunded mandates. The League of […]

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Feinstein, Padilla to Biden Administration: Raise Wildland Firefighter Pay

Washington—Senators Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla (both D-Calif.) joined Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) on a bipartisan, bicameral letter calling on the Biden administration to establish a special pay rate for federal wildland firefighters to prevent staffing shortages as the fire season begins and wildfires continue to spread throughout the Western United States.             “As the […]

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Global shipping companies reduced speeds off California coast to protect blue whales and blue skies

The partners in an initiative to cut air pollution and protect endangered whales announced results from the 2021 “Protecting Blue Whales & Blue Skies” program. Eighteen shipping companies participated, transiting at 10 knots or less in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Southern California region. The program’s Southern California region extends from Point Arguello […]

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More than 10,000 Jobs Created or Preserved at California Small Businesses through COVID-19 Micro Loan Guarantees

SACRAMENTO (May 10, 2022) — The California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank) celebrated a new COVID-relief milestone — more than 10,000 jobs have been created or preserved for Californians operating or working at small businesses throughout the state since April of 2020. Created through a $50 million investment by Governor Newsom, IBank’s COVID-19 Micro […]

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City Nature Challenge records over 1,690,000 wildlife observations in a single weekend

In its seventh year, the annual City Nature Challenge—one of the world’s largest community science events—has surpassed 1,690,000 wildlife observations for another record-breaking year! Over the four-day event held last weekend, more than 67,000 people across six continents participated however they could—from attending local wildlife surveys to finding the species in their own homes—to document […]

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AG Bonta Issues Statement on Dismissal of Murder Charge Against Adora Perez for Loss of Pregnancy

OAKLAND, May 9, 2022 – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today issued the following statement on the Kings County District Attorney’s decision to dismiss the criminal charge against Adora Perez for the loss of her pregnancy: “With reproductive rights under attack across the nation, the dismissal of the murder charge against Adora Perez is a […]

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The other Supreme Court case you should be following

The norm on factory farms is to lock egg-laying hens, mother pigs and calves used for veal in cages so small they’re virtually immobilized. In 2018, California voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 12, a historic ballot measure that banned the extreme confinement of these animals within the state. Proposition 12 also ensures that eggs, pork, and veal sold in […]

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Endangered California Salmon Returned to Safer Waters After More than A Century

State and federal biologists have begun moving endangered adult winter-run Chinook salmon to the upper reaches of Battle Creek and threatened spring-run Chinook salmon to Clear Creek in northern California, where colder water temperatures will better support spawning and help their eggs survive the continuing drought.   Teams from the California Department of Fish and […]

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Internet Service Providers Drop California Net Neutrality Lawsuit, But Nationwide Rules Still Needed

Last night, broadband providers suing California over its popular net neutrality law officially dropped their suit. Their action follows a refusal by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear the court’s decision in ACA Connects v. Bonta, rejecting yet another attempt by broadband providers to overturn California’s net neutrality law. Earlier this year, the court issued its […]

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California Expands Medi-Cal to All Eligible Adults 50 Years of Age and Older

SACRAMENTO – Starting on May 1, Medi-Cal, California’s health coverage program for low-income individuals and families, is extending eligibility for full coverage to more than 185,000 individuals who are 50 years of age or older, regardless of immigration status. “We’re delivering concrete results for Californians, continuing to fulfill the promise of a Healthy California for All, […]

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California Releases Extreme Heat Action Plan to Protect Communities from Rising Temperatures

Amid intensifying climate impacts, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that the state has released an Extreme Heat Action Plan outlining a strategic and comprehensive set of state actions to adapt and strengthen resilience to extreme heat. The announcement comes on the heels of a heat wave earlier this month in Long Beach that reached a high of […]