Friday, October 19 2018

California

Will a Landslide on the Eel River Cause California’s Next Dam Disaster?

October 5, 2018 - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) wants to sell its two dams on California’s upper Eel River as soon as...

Wildlife Officers Remove Cannabis Grow Site,from CDFW Wildlife Area

Oct. 5, 2018 - Law enforcement officers with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) recently conducted a successful outdoor raid on a...

Humboldt Martens Proposed for Endangered Species Act Protection

ARCATA, Calif.Oct. 5, 2018— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed Endangered Species Act protection for Humboldt martens as “threatened” in response to...

USDA Invests in $650,000 in Local Watershed Project to Protect Communities and Vital Infrastructure

DAVIS, Calif., Oct. 4, 2018 – USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) will invest $650,000 in a new California project that aims to develop...

Scientist Who Studies How Planets Form Named MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellow

October 4, 2018 - The MacArthur Foundation has named Sarah T. Stewart, a planetary scientist at the University of California, Davis, who has developed...

Sec. of State: Nearly 1.5 Million More Registered Voters Since last Gubernatorial Election

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 2, 2018 – As of September 7, there were 19,086,589 Californians registered to vote. This is the highest total number of registered...

Ranch Fire fatal vehicle accident

WILLOWS, Calif. October 1, 2018 - A vehicle accident was discovered on the Ranch Fire near County Road 308 and Forest Road 20N01 around...

Below Average Precipitation for Water Year 2018

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 1, 2018 – A new water year begins today and Californians will be eyeing the weather forecasts to see what kind of...

California’s Largest New Reservoir Likely to Face Water-Access Limits

October 1, 2018 - Sites Reservoir, the largest new water storage proposal in California, recently won a commitment of $816 million in state funds...

CAL FIRE Announces Availability of Funding for Grants to Reduce Fire Threat and Improve...

Sacramento, Oct. 1, 2018 -  The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) announced the availability of up to $155 million for...

Feinstein: Californians Want Net Neutrality, Will Fight Lawsuit

Washington October 1, 2018 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released the following statement on the Trump administration lawsuit to prevent California from enforcing its...

AG Becerra Issues Guidance Clarifying Rights of Californians and Responsibilities of Public Entities

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 28, 2018 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued guidance and model policies to ensure that facilities across the state remain accessible to all residents....

California Gov. Brown Signs Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. October 1, 2018 - The Physicians Committee applauds California Gov. Jerry Brown for signing Senate Bill 1249, the California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, into...

Governor Brown Signs Landmark Police Reform Legislation Sponsored by ACLU of California

Sacramento, Sept. 30, 2018   – Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1421 (Skinner) and Assembly Bill 748 (Ting), historic police reform legislation...

In California, 2 in 3 kids fail to meet exercise standards, according to UCLA...

Sept. 28, 2018 - California‘s weather encourages year-round outdoor activity. Yet just 1 in 3 children and only 1 in 5 teens in the...

Governor Brown Signs Bill to End Destructive Swordfish Drift Gillnet Fishing off California

SACRAMENTO, CA, Sept. 28, 2018 — California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill — Senate Bill (SB) 1017 — that will clean...

California’s “Sanctuary State” law continues to protect immigrants despite mistaken lower court ruling

Sept. 28, 2018 - Yesterday, a state Superior Court judge based in Orange County issued a ruling in a lawsuit filed by the city...

CARB adopts blueprint for statewide community air protection in areas most impacted by pollution

SACRAMENTO September 27, 2018 - Opening a new chapter in California’s fight against air pollution, the California Air Resources Board today took key steps...

Attorney General Becerra, San Francisco District Attorney Gascón Announce $148 Million Settlement with Uber...

SAN FRANCISCO September 26, 2018 - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón today announced a $148 million nationwide settlement...

Governor Brown at World Economic Forum Summit: “Climate Change Does Not Recognize Sovereignty”

NEW YORK September 26, 2018 - A stone’s throw from the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, where President Donald Trump continued...