California

Harris Statement on PG&E’s Failure to Ensure Equal Access to Wildfire Recovery Tools

WASHINGTON, D.C. November 7, 2019 - U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Thursday released a statement as Californians seeking assistance from PG&E in...

New Report of California Voter Registration: Highest Percentage of Eligible Voters Registered in 67...

SACRAMENTO, CA November 6, 2019 - California Secretary of State Alex Padilla released the latest statewide report of voter registration, showing that 80.65 percent...

New study shows fossil fuel investments drove $19 billion in losses for CA and...

Nov. 5, 2019 - As the climate crisis worsens, and with Donald Trump formally withdraws the US from the Paris Climate Accord, a new study...

Early warning: Physicists from Giessen, Potsdam and Tel Aviv forecast “El Niño” for 2020

Nov. 4, 2019 - Joint Press Release by the Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) The serious...

AG Becerra Sues Department of Energy for Rollback of Energy Efficiency Standards for Lightbulbs

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 4, 2019 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New York Attorney General Letitia James today, leading a coalition of 16 attorneys...

Oceana Calls for Enforcement of Court Order on Protections for Whales, Sea Turtles From...

LOS ANGELES, CA, Nov. 4, 2019 — Oceana filed a motion in federal court today in response to delays of more than a year...

Getty Fire Forces Closures of Will Rogers State Historic Park and Topanga State Park

LOS ANGELES, Calif. October 29, 2019 - California State Parks has closed Will Rogers State Historic Park and Topanga State Park due to the...

Levine Calls for Creation of Public Administrator for PG&E

SACRAMENTO, CA October 28, 2019 - As Pacific Gas and Electric’s (PG&E) second Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) continues to leave millions without power,...

California Department of Public Health Urges Residents in Wildfire Areas to be Aware of...

SACRAMENTO – With a growing number of wildfires in both Northern and Southern California, the air quality in many parts of the state may...

Kincade Fire, Public Safety Power Shutoffs Force Closures of State Parks in Northern California

SACRAMENTO, Calif.October 28, 2019 - California State Parks has closed a number of state parks due to the Kincade Fire and/or Public Safety Power...

Mississippi Woman Found Alive and in Stable Condition in Sequoia Natl. Park

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, California October 28, 2019 – Mary Joanna Gomez from Mississippi was found alive and in stable condition by...

CPUC Takes Additional Decisive Actions to Hold Utilities Accountable and Increase Public Safety

SAN FRANCISCO, October 28, 2019 – After another unprecedented series of Public Safety Power Shut-offs (PSPS) and historic wind events creating red flag warnings...

Governor Newsom On Major CPUC Investigation Into Utility Power Shutoffs

SACRAMENTO October 28, 2019 - Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement on a major investigation by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) of...

Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Protect Workers if the Air Quality is Unhealthy due to...

Oakland October 28, 2019 - Cal/OSHA is advising employers that steps must be taken to protect workers from harmful exposure if the air quality...

Governor Newsom Declares Statewide Emergency Due to Fires, Extreme Weather Conditions

SACRAMENTO October 27, 2019 - Today, Governor Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency due to the effects of unprecedented high-wind events which have resulted...

Potential PSPS Impact Zone Expands by 90,000 Customers, Total Projected Impact Now 940,000 Customer...

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. October 26, 2019 -  Due to weather forecasts indicating potential for a historic wind event this weekend, Pacific Gas and Electric...

As Shutoffs Continue, Harris Vows To Help CA Cities Secure Federal Resources to Help...

WASHINGTON, D.C. Oct. 25, 2019– As California continues to suffer massive power shutoffs, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Friday vowed to assist...

California Department of Public Health Urges Residents in Wildfire Areas to Stay Indoors to...

SACRAMENTO October 25, 2019 - California State Public Health Officer and Director Dr. Sonia Angell today urged residents in areas where wildfires are burning...

Governor Newsom Launches $75 Million Program for State and Local Governments to Mitigate Impacts...

GEYSERVILLE October 25, 2019 - As utility-initiated Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) continue to impact residents across California, Governor Gavin Newsom today launched the...

Senate Leader Atkins Creates Special Working Group to Tackle Public Safety Power Shut Offs

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 25, 2019 – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) announced the creation of a working group to study the...