California

AG Becerra to SCOTUS: The Clean Water Act Regulates Indirect Discharges of Pollutants into...

SACRAMENTO, July 19, 2019 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today, as part of an 14-state coalition, submitted an amicus brief to the U.S....

AG Becerra Files Brief in Supreme Court in Support of Sierra Club in Border...

SACRAMENTO, July 19, 2019 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today, along with New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, filed an amicus brief in...

Feinstein Statement on Chevron Oil Spill

Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on Chevron’s oil spill outside Bakersfield: “I’m extremely concerned by Chevron’s huge oil spill outside Bakersfield...

San Luis Reservoir Algal Bloom at Danger Level – Public Urged to Avoid Water...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. July 18, 2019 - Today, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) urged people to avoid physical contact with the water at San...

California chief justice selected as Sandra Day O’Connor Award recipient for civics education work

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., July 17, 2019 – Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court Tani Cantil-Sakauye is the recipient of the 2019 Sandra Day O’Connor...

Oakland Approves Face Recognition Surveillance Ban

NEW YORK, July 17, 2019 - Congress and multiple cities are taking action to bring face recognition surveillance technology under democratic control. Last night, the...

Feinstein on Forest Service Agreeing to Continue Wildfire Agreement with California

Washington July 17, 2019 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released the following statement after the U.S. Forest Service agreed to delay implementing any changes to...

AG Becerra Defends CA Law that Bans the Acquisition, Possession of Large-Capacity Magazines

SACRAMENTO, July 16, 2019 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra continued his defense of California’s restrictions on large-capacity ammunition magazines. Despite their proven effectiveness...

Southwest Region Areas to Endure 7 Weeks or More a Year When “Feels Like”...

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2019—Increases in potentially lethal heat driven by climate change will affect every state in the contiguous U.S. in the decades ahead,...

Study: More than 200,000 Californians lacked toilets or hot and cold running water in...

July 15, 2019 - A new report from the Pacific Institute finds that in 2015, 208,000 Californians lacked toilets, while 211,000 lacked hot and...

Lawsuit Settled Between National Park Service, DNC Parks and Resorts, and Yosemite Hospitality, LLC...

WASHINGTON July 15, 2019 - DNC Parks and Resorts at Yosemite, Inc. (Delaware North), the United States of America, and Yosemite Hospitality, LLC (Aramark)...

Gov. Newsom Fires Oil Regulator, Institutes Sweeping Ethics Review of Agency

Los Angeles, CA, July 12, 2019 – Consumer Watchdog today thanked Governor Gavin Newsom for firing the state’s top oil and gas supervisor and...

AG Becerra Urges Congress to Support Asbestos Ban, Blasts EPA’s Flawed Process

SACRAMENTO, July 12, 2019 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, leading a multistate coalition, today announced his support for the “Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of...

Governor Gavin Newsom Signs Wildfire Safety and Accountability Legislation

SACRAMENTO July 12, 2019 - Taking action to move our state toward a safer, affordable and reliable energy future, Governor Gavin Newsom signed wildfire...

AG Becerra: President Trump’s Concession on Citizenship Question a Victory for All Americans

SACRAMENTO, July 11, 2019 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued the following statement after President Trump’s announcement that his administration had failed...

Study: Atmospheric Rivers to Become Even More Dominant Source of Water Resources and Flooding

July 11, 2019 - A new study led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego suggests that a new regime of wet...

Governor Newsom and 23 Other Governors Call for Strong, National Clean Car Standard

SACRAMENTO July 9, 2019 - Continuing to step up on climate as the federal administration steps out, California and Governor Gavin Newsom today joined...

California’s Initiatives Will Lead to Hundreds of Thousands Gaining Health Care Coverage With Lower...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. July 9, 2019 - Covered California unveiled its preliminary rates for the upcoming 2020 coverage year, revealing how consumers will benefit from...

Old-growth forest may provide valuable biodiversity refuge in areas at risk of severe fire

July 8, 2019 - New findings show that old-growth forests, a critical nesting habitat for threatened northern spotted owls, are less likely to experience...

Governor Newsom Declares State of Emergency for San Bernardino County

SACRAMENTO July 6, 2019 - Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an emergency proclamation for neighboring San Bernardino County which was also impacted by the...