Thank you for being a subscriber - we couldn't do it without you! - Susan and Pascale

Find this information useful? YubaNet is powered by your subscription

$
$
$

Your contribution is appreciated.

Posted inCalifornia

California Department of Public Health Warns of Possible Norovirus Infections from Imported Raw British Columbian Oysters

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) warned consumers today not to eat raw oysters from British Columbia, Canada because they may be linked to an outbreak of norovirus illnesses in California. Canadian officials continue to investigate the source of norovirus illnesses and have closed multiple growing regions in British Columbia for sanitary […]

Posted inCalifornia

Reclamation updates Central Valley Project water supply allocation for municipal and industrial contractors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Due to critically dry hydrologic conditions, Reclamation is updating water supply allocations for Central Valley Project municipal and industrial water service contractors. Effective April 1, water supply for all Central Valley Project M&I water service contractors will be reduced to Public Health and Safety. The announcement comes after the first three months of […]

Posted inCalifornia

Acting Governor Eleni Kounalakis Signs Legislation Extending Statewide Eviction Protections

SACRAMENTO – On the final day of Women’s History Month, Acting Governor Eleni Kounalakis today signed legislation that extends eviction protections for Californians participating in rental assistance programs, making her the first woman in California’s history to sign a piece of legislation into law. “California’s nation-leading rent relief program has provided much needed relief for […]

Posted inCalifornia

Report: Transition to Zero-Emission Vehicles Would Save 15,300 Lives, Generate Billions in Public Health Benefits for California

A nationwide transition to clean, zero-emission vehicles would have a dramatic impact on the air quality and health of California residents, according to a new report by the American Lung Association. The “Zeroing in on Healthy Air” report, released today, reveals that a widespread transition to vehicles powered by clean electricity generation would result in […]

Posted inCalifornia

Governor’s Task Force Launches Strategic Plan to Ramp Up Wildfire Mitigation with Prescribed Fire Efforts

SACRAMENTO – Today, the Governor’s Wildfire and Forest Resilience Task Force issued a Strategic Plan for Expanding the Use of Beneficial Fire to expand the use of prescribed fire and cultural burning to build forest and community resilience statewide – efforts critical to forest management and wildfire mitigation. By expanding the use of beneficial fire, […]

Posted inCalifornia

State, Federal Agencies Announce Agreement with Local Water Suppliers to Improve the Health of Rivers and Landscapes

SACRAMENTO, March 29, 2022 – State, federal and local water leaders announced broad agreement today on measures to provide additional water flows and new habitat to help improve conditions in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta watershed. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed today outlines terms for a transformational eight-year program that would provide substantial new flows for […]

Posted inCalifornia

State of California Orders Redwood City Metal Recycler to Investigate Extent of Pollution From its Operations

SACRAMENTO, March 28, 2022 – California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) announced today that it has ordered the operators of Sims Metal Management in Redwood City to determine the extent of toxic pollution coming from their facility and to clean it up. The facility is within two miles of several day care centers, parks, hospitals, schools […]

Posted inCalifornia

California’s Oversight of the Efforts by Investor‑Owned Utilities to Mitigate the Risk of Wildfires Needs Improvement

March 24, 2022 The Governor of CaliforniaPresident pro Tempore of the SenateSpeaker of the AssemblyState CapitolSacramento, California 95814 Dear Governor and Legislative Leaders: From 2013 through 2021, investor-owned utilities (utilities) in California initiated 67 public safety power shutoffs (power shutoffs), affecting more than 3.6 million customers. In addition, as of June 2021, utilities reported that […]

Posted inCalifornia

EPA Issues Emergency Orders to Four Mobile Home Parks in Thermal, Calif., to Ensure Drinking Water is Safe

THERMAL (March 22, 2022) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued emergency orders under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to four mobile home park water systems, requiring the mobile home park owners to comply with federal drinking water safety requirements and to identify and correct problems with their drinking water systems that […]

Posted inCalifornia

Help Save California’s Native Wildlife and Plant Species When Filing Your Taxes

Would you like to help the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) recover and rehabilitate animals after they’ve been injured or orphaned by wildfires? What about supporting CDFW’s research into why the California sea otter population is unable to flourish in its native coastal waters? Or how drought and climate change affect California’s native […]

Posted inCalifornia

AG Bonta Warns Refineries Against Market Manipulation as Gas Prices Continue to Rise

OAKLAND, March 18, 2022– As gas prices in California continue to rise precipitously, California Attorney General Rob Bonta today sent a letter to refineries active in the California market warning them against illegal market manipulation and other violations of state antitrust laws. While gas prices reflect a number of factors, too often, market disruption creates opportunity for market manipulation. In the letter, […]

Posted inCalifornia

State Rent Relief Program Receives Additional $136 Million From U.S. Treasury

Today, on the one-year anniversary of the launch of the California COVID-19 Rent Relief program, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) announced it has received an additional $136 million from the U.S. Treasury (Treasury) to provide additional rent and utility assistance to low-income Californians. As of today, the program has paid out […]

Posted inCalifornia

Senator Allen Introduces Legislation to Require Oil Refiners To Disclose How Much They Make On Every Gallon Of Gasoline Sold

With California gas prices topping $5 to $7 per gallon, California State Senator Ben Allen joined with consumer advocates today to announce new legislation that will require oil refiners to disclose once a month the price they pay for crude oil and the profit margins they make on the gasoline they refine and sell.SB 1322 […]

Posted inCalifornia

Feinstein, Padilla Applaud Restoration of California’s Emissions Waiver

Washington—Senators Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla  (both D-Calif.) today released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency reaffirmed California’s authority under the Clean Air Act to implement vehicle emissions standards that exceed federal clean car standards:             “We applaud the Biden administration’s restoration of California’s authority to set its own, stronger vehicle emissions standards. […]

Posted inCalifornia

Santa Barbara County Rejects ExxonMobil Oil-Trucking Plan

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. March 8, 2022 -The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors voted today to reject ExxonMobil’s proposal to transport oil by tanker trucks along hazardous California highways. The plan would have helped the company restart three 1980s drilling platforms off the Santa Barbara coast, shut down since the Refugio disaster seven years ago. Today’s vote comes on […]

Posted inCalifornia

Interior Dept. Begins Implementation of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments to Build Ecosystem Resilience, Habitat Restoration in Klamath Basin

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2022 — The Department of the Interior announced today that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is soliciting proposals for restoration activities that address high-priority Klamath Basin challenges in Southern Oregon and Northern California. With $162 million in funding available in President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Service is inviting restoration project […]

Posted inCalifornia

AG Bonta, Governor Newsom, CARB Lead Coalition in Defense of Federal GHG Standards for Light-Duty Vehicles

OAKLAND, March 8,  2022 – California Attorney General Rob Bonta, California Governor Gavin Newsom, and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) today, leading a coalition of 23 attorneys general and six cities and counties, filed a motion to intervene in defense of federal greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) standards for light-duty vehicles. The transportation sector accounts for nearly one-third of all GHG […]