California

Harris, Feinstein Propose New Protections for Over 1 Million Acres of Land in California

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 10, 2019 - U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on Wednesday introduced a package of legislation to...

Climate Scientists Partner with San Francisco to be Ready for Future Storms

April 10, 2019 - The San Francisco Bay Area has been pummeled this winter by storms packed with moisture from atmospheric rivers. Formed when...

Bill To Protect the Health of Undocumented Californians Clears Key Health Committee

Sacramento, CA, April 10, 2019  - Yesterday evening, members of the Assembly Health Committee passed AB 4 (Bonta, Chiu, and Santiago), which would provide...

Santa Clara County Adopts Voter’s Choice Act for 2020 Elections

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA April 10, 2019 - Yesterday evening, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to adopt the Voter’s Choice...

Feinstein, Harris, Pelosi Save DOJ’s Bay Area Environmental Protections Office

Washington April 9, 2019 - Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala D. Harris and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (all D-Calif.) on Tuesday responded to the Justice...

Grijalva Hails House Passage of Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Bill

Washington, D.C.­ April 9, 2019 – Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) today hailed House passage of the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Authorization Act, which...

Senator Wiener’s Legislation to Prohibit Medically Unnecessary Genital Surgery on Intersex Babies to Continue...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. April 8, 2019 — Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) announced that legislation to ensure intersex individuals—a term used often used by...

Northern Sacramento Valley Hatchery fish released in second year of species reintroduction

ANDERSON, California April 8, 2019 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released 185,000 marked juvenile winter-run Chinook salmon into the north fork of...

Progressive Organizations Unite Behind Bold Agenda to Achieve a “California for All”

Sacramento, CA, April 8, 2019 -  The Building the California Dream Alliance -  a broad coalition of progressive organizations -- today announced an ambitious...

Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Stream Flow Enhancement Projects

April 8, 2019 - The Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) has approved approximately $13 million in grants to help enhance flows in streams throughout California....

California Court Affirms Communities’ Right to Fight Permits for Dirty Power Plants

OAKLAND, Calif. April 8, 2019— A California state judge has affirmed the constitutional right of residents concerned about air and climate pollution to challenge...

AG Becerra Secures Stay, Files Appeal in the Ninth Circuit to Protect Law that...

SACRAMENTO, April 5, 2019 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra secured a stay of the district court’s decision in Duncan v. Becerra. This allows...

CA Files Suit Against Trump Administration for Withholding Data on Efforts to Weaken Vehicle...

SACRAMENTO, April 6, 2019 – Governor Gavin Newsom’s Administration yesterday filed suit in federal court to compel two federal agencies to provide the underlying...

BLM terminating land use plan development in Northwest California

REDDING, Calif. April 5, 2019 - The Bureau of Land Management is terminating development of a new resource management plan for public lands managed...

CDFW Reminds Public to Leave Young Wildlife Alone

April 4, 2019 - Late spring and early summer is the peak time for California's wildlife to have their young, and the California Department...

Electric Cars are coming. Are we ready?

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 4, 2019 - In a few short years, there could be millions more electric vehicles (EVs) on America’s roads, with eight...

Commercial Dungeness Crab Season to Close Statewide April 15

April 3, 2019 - California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Director Charlton H. Bonham issued a declaration to close the commercial Dungeness crab...

Federal Judge Upholds National Monument Expansion in Oregon/California

MEDFORD, OR. April 2, 2019 - In a win for a national monument stretching from Southwest Oregon into Northern California, a federal judge rejected...

California’s Current Earthquake Hiatus is an Unlikely Pause

April 2, 2019 - There have been no major ground rupturing earthquakes along California’s three highest slip rate faults in the past 100 years....

AG Becerra to Supreme Court: Trump’s Citizenship Question is Unconstitutional and Unlawful

SACRAMENTO April 1, 2019 - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court supporting New York and...