California

Dan Bacher: Winnemem Chief Caleen Sisk delivers SB1 letter to Governor Newsom’s office

September 20, 2019 - On September 18, Winnemem Wintu Chief Caleen Sisk presented a letter to the office of California Governor Gavin Newsom, urging...

AG Becerra Files Lawsuit Challenging NHTSA’s Attempt to Trample CA’s Authority to Maintain Clean...

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 20, 2019 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today, with Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Air Resources Board, led a coalition of...

IEN: Gov. Newsom and CARB Board Vote to Continue Burning Fossil Fuels and Carbon...

Sacramento, C.A  Sept. 19, 2019 - Today the California Air Resources Board (CARB) voted to adopt the Tropical Forest Standard (TFS) despite outcry from...

Release of Calendar and Public Records Suggest Lara Made First Contact In “Pay to...

LOS ANGELES, CA, Sept. 19, 2019 - Calendar entries, documents, and newly uncovered photographs reveal that Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, not his fundraiser, made...

Op-Ed: Merrian Borgeson: Protecting Workers and Communities Requires Gas Planning

September 19, 2019 - A diverse group of labor, utility, equity, consumer, and environmental organizations are identifying an urgent need – California must require...

Report: CA must plan the state’s gas system transition or face immense risk

SAN FRANCISCO September 19, 2019 - California urgently needs a plan to address profound shifts that are set to occur in the state’s gas...

Governor Newsom Announces Two Innovative Contracts for Wildfire Prevention and Response

SACRAMENTO September 19, 2019 - Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the selection of the first two contracts for the Wildfire Innovation Sprint, which were...

CAL FIRE and The Nature Conservancy Partner to Improve Forest Management and Reduce Risk...

SACRAMENTO September 18, 2019 -  The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) announced a historic partnership...

Ann Carlson: Trump’s Tweet about Yanking California’s Waiver is, Shockingly, Full of Falsehoods

September 18, 2019 - President Trump just sent out a series of tweets announcing and defending his decision to revoke California’s permission to issue...

Feinstein Supports California Lawsuit to Maintain Vehicle Emission Standards

Washington September 18, 2019 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on the announcement that President Trump will revoke California’s authority...

Groups Achieve Victory on Santa Ynez River to Protect Endangered Steelhead

Santa Barbara County, CA, Sept. 17, 2019 — Today, the Environmental Defense Center (“EDC”) on behalf of California Trout, Inc. (“CalTrout”) secured a major...

Harris, DeSaulnier Condemn Trump Administration Effort to Revoke CA’s Authority to Set Auto Emissions...

WASHINGTON, D.C. Sept. 17, 2019 — U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Tuesday condemned the Trump administration’s reported intention to formally rescind California’s...

Gov. Newsom Responds to Reports that Trump Administration will Announce a Rollback of CA’s...

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 17, 2019 – Governor Gavin Newsom released the statement below after reports that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency tomorrow will announce plans to...

CA Legislature Fails to Act On Ambitious Plastics and Circular Economy Bills

SACRAMENTO, Sept 16, 2019 — In the final week of session, the California Legislature failed to pass legislation aimed at reducing and recycling single...

NIJC Launches Partnership with Federal Defenders of San Diego to Defend Migrants

SAN DIEGO, September 16, 2019 — The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) today launched an initiative with the Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc.,...

Agreement Reached to Protect Community, Wildlife From SoCal Warehouse Project

FONTANA, Calif. Sept. 16, 2019 — Conservation groups and UST-CB Partners, a development company, reached an agreement today over a controversial warehouse project in...

AG Becerra: California Will Restrict State-Funded and State-Sponsored Travel to Iowa

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 16, 2019 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Friday announced that, effective October 4, 2019, California will prohibit state-funded and state-sponsored...

CA Lawmakers Vote to Allow Use of Medical Cannabis in Healthcare Facilities by Terminally-Ill...

Sacramento, CA, Sept. 11, 2019 – The California State Legislature today approved Senate Bill No. 305, authored by Sen. Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) and...

Harris Calls for Investigation of DOJ’s Inquiry into Automakers Working with CA to Reduce...

WASHINGTON, D.C. Sept. 13, 2019 — U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Friday sent a letter to Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General...

Winnemem Wintu Tribe Embarks on 300-Mile Journey to Bring Back Salmon Sept. 14-29

VALLEJO, California September 13, 2019 - For the fourth consecutive year, Chief Caleen Sisk and the Winnemem Wintu Tribe will lead a 300-mile prayerful...