California

Consumer Watchdog Urges Governor To Take Urgent Steps On Recycling

Los Angeles, CA, Aug. 9, 2019 — Consumer Watchdog today urged Governor Newsom to crack down on the state’s recycling regulator CalRecycle and to...

Tulare County Agrees to Curb Air Pollution From Industrial Dairies

VISALIA, Calif. Aug. 9, 2019— Conservation groups announced they have reached an agreement with Tulare County that will reduce greenhouse gas pollution from industrial...

Dan Bacher: Winnemem Wintu Chief Asks Delta Tunnel Amendment Negotiators: When Will Tribal Water...

August 9, 2019 - Despite the fact that new Delta Tunnel project supported by Governor Gavin Newsom has not been approved, the Department of Water...

Governor Newsom Proposes New Permanent Funding to Help Californians Fight Evictions & Foreclosures

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7, 2019 - Today, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a proposal to create a new permanent fund that would provide legal...

Climate Change Could Shrink Oyster Habitat in California

Ocean acidification is bad news for shellfish, making it harder for them to form their calcium-based shells. But several other factors related to climate...

New Research Supports Legal Protections for Joshua Trees

Washington, D.C. Aug. 5, 2019— A new scientific study indicates that under “business-as-usual” scenarios that fail to address climate change, Joshua trees will almost...

CDFW Completes Conservation Strategy for,Threatened Mohave Ground Squirrel

Aug. 5, 2019 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has completed its Conservation Strategy for the Mohave Ground Squirrel, a species...

Lara calls on Trump administration to stop undermining health care protections for transgender consumers

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  Aug. 5, 2019 — California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, together with 17 state insurance commissioners, announced he is submitting a letter to...

AG Becerra: Final Judgment Filed Permanently Blocking Citizenship Question on 2020 Census

SACRAMENTO, Calif.August 2, 2019 - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued the following statement after a U.S. District Court for the Northern District of...

Feinstein Applauds Governor Newsom Signing Bill to Protect Mojave Desert

Washington, August 1, 2019 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released the following statement on SB 307, California State Senator Richard Roth’s (D-Riverside) bill to...

AG Becerra Secures Ruling in Shasta County Halting Westlands Water District Involvement in Illegal...

SACRAMENTO August 1, 2019 -  California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued the following statement after a Superior Court granted a preliminary injunction halting...

Cal/OSHA Emergency Regulation to Protect Outdoor Workers from Wildfire Smoke in Effect

Sacramento, July 31, 2019 — Cal/OSHA’s emergency regulation requiring employers to protect workers from hazards associated with wildfire smoke is now in effect, following...

Governor Newsom Signs Leyva Bill Requiring “Know Your Rights” Insurance Disclosures for Mobilehome and...

SACRAMENTO July 31, 2019 - After earning strong bipartisan support in the Senate and Assembly, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 508 authored by...

CAL FIRE TGU asking for information regarding stolen fire equipment

RED BLUFF July 30, 2019 - The Tehama Glenn Unit of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is seeking information...

Governor Gavin Newsom Signs SB 27: Tax Transparency Bill

SACRAMENTO July 30, 2019 - Governor Gavin Newsom signed today legislation requiring candidates for U.S. President and California Governor to disclose their income tax...

Legal Action Forces Trump Administration to Curb Killing of California Beavers

SACRAMENTO July 30, 2019 -  The federal wildlife-killing program known as Wildlife Services has agreed to stop shooting and trapping California beavers on more than 11,000 miles...

National Nurses United: Gun Violence is a Significant Public Health Issue

July 29, 2019 - National Nurses United today joined with millions of others in calling for meaningful action in response to yesterday’s shooting at...

Human-caused fires keep Modoc firefighters busy

ALTURAS, Calif. July 29, 2019 - The Tucker Fire is the largest and most recent wildfire this year on the Modoc National Forest. It...

AG Becerra Slams EPA Attempt to Limit Clean Water Act Oversight

SACRAMENTO, July 26, 2019 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, leading a coalition of 14 states and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, today...

Harmful Algal Blooms Suspected in Willow Lake

SUSANVILLE, Calif., July 26, 2019 – In recent years there have been a handful of documented Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) on the Lassen National...