California

CDPH and CDFA Encourages Safe Practices Around Animals during Fair Season

SACRAMENTO July 24, 2019 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) are urging visitors...

Communities Without Safe Drinking Water Celebrate Historic Victory as Governor Newsom Signs Legislation to...

Sanger, CA July 24, 2019 - The Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund Coalition released the following statement today from Phoebe Seaton, Co-Founder and...

CalOES Submits Oroville Spillways Reimbursement Appeal

SACRAMENTO – The Department of Water Resources (DWR) was notified today that the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) submitted DWR’s Oroville spillways reimbursement appeal to...

CAL FIRE/Shasta County Fire Department acknowledges Carr Fire anniversary

Redding July 23, 2019 - Today, we acknowledge the first anniversary of the seventh largest, and eighth most destructive fire in California’s history. The Carr...

California Moves One Step Closer Toward Creating A Prescription Drug Single-Purchaser System

SACRAMENTO, July 22, 2019 – Continuing the implementation of Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order to take on high prescription drugs costs, the California Department...

AG Becerra: Settlement Against Equifax Providing $600 Million in Consumer Restitution and State Penalties

SACRAMENTO, July 22, 2019 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced a nationwide settlement against Equifax resolving allegations that the credit reporting agency improperly exposed the personal...

AG Becerra to SCOTUS: The Clean Water Act Regulates Indirect Discharges of Pollutants into...

SACRAMENTO, July 19, 2019 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today, as part of an 14-state coalition, submitted an amicus brief to the U.S....

AG Becerra Files Brief in Supreme Court in Support of Sierra Club in Border...

SACRAMENTO, July 19, 2019 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today, along with New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, filed an amicus brief in...

Feinstein Statement on Chevron Oil Spill

Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on Chevron’s oil spill outside Bakersfield: “I’m extremely concerned by Chevron’s huge oil spill outside Bakersfield...

San Luis Reservoir Algal Bloom at Danger Level – Public Urged to Avoid Water...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. July 18, 2019 - Today, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) urged people to avoid physical contact with the water at San...

California chief justice selected as Sandra Day O’Connor Award recipient for civics education work

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., July 17, 2019 – Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court Tani Cantil-Sakauye is the recipient of the 2019 Sandra Day O’Connor...

Oakland Approves Face Recognition Surveillance Ban

NEW YORK, July 17, 2019 - Congress and multiple cities are taking action to bring face recognition surveillance technology under democratic control. Last night, the...

Feinstein on Forest Service Agreeing to Continue Wildfire Agreement with California

Washington July 17, 2019 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released the following statement after the U.S. Forest Service agreed to delay implementing any changes to...

AG Becerra Defends CA Law that Bans the Acquisition, Possession of Large-Capacity Magazines

SACRAMENTO, July 16, 2019 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra continued his defense of California’s restrictions on large-capacity ammunition magazines. Despite their proven effectiveness...

Southwest Region Areas to Endure 7 Weeks or More a Year When “Feels Like”...

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2019—Increases in potentially lethal heat driven by climate change will affect every state in the contiguous U.S. in the decades ahead,...

Study: More than 200,000 Californians lacked toilets or hot and cold running water in...

July 15, 2019 - A new report from the Pacific Institute finds that in 2015, 208,000 Californians lacked toilets, while 211,000 lacked hot and...

Lawsuit Settled Between National Park Service, DNC Parks and Resorts, and Yosemite Hospitality, LLC...

WASHINGTON July 15, 2019 - DNC Parks and Resorts at Yosemite, Inc. (Delaware North), the United States of America, and Yosemite Hospitality, LLC (Aramark)...

Gov. Newsom Fires Oil Regulator, Institutes Sweeping Ethics Review of Agency

Los Angeles, CA, July 12, 2019 – Consumer Watchdog today thanked Governor Gavin Newsom for firing the state’s top oil and gas supervisor and...

AG Becerra Urges Congress to Support Asbestos Ban, Blasts EPA’s Flawed Process

SACRAMENTO, July 12, 2019 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, leading a multistate coalition, today announced his support for the “Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of...

Governor Gavin Newsom Signs Wildfire Safety and Accountability Legislation

SACRAMENTO July 12, 2019 - Taking action to move our state toward a safer, affordable and reliable energy future, Governor Gavin Newsom signed wildfire...