California

DTSC Releases Exide Draft Residential Cleanup Plan

SACRAMENTO – Today the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released the draft plan for cleaning up lead-impacted soil in residential neighborhoods near...

Consumer Groups Cheer California’s Pioneering Computer Energy Efficiency Rules

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Dec. 14, 2016 -  Leading national and California consumer groups are applauding the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) approval of the nation’s first-ever...

California State Parks Seeks Public Comment on Amended Proposed Rule for Off-Trail Restrictions in...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Dec. 14, 2016 — California State Parks seeks public comment on an amended proposed California Code of Regulation aimed to protect natural...

Civil Rights Groups Sue Caltrans to Stop Illegal Raids Against California’s Homeless

OAKLAND, CA, Dec. 13, 2016 - According to a lawsuit filed today by civil rights groups, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is violating...

L.A. Enacts Landmark ‘Ban the Box’ Law Covering Private Employers

BERKELEY, CA, Dec. 12, 2016 - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed legislation late Friday requiring employers to remove questions about past convictions from...

CIPC praises landmark bill to get CA out of devastating deportations

Dec. 7, 2016 - Today, community and civil rights groups across the state are hailing the introduction of the California Values Act, SB 54 by Senate President...

Dan Bacher: Congress Approves Water Bill With Feinstein’s Environmentally Destructive Rider

Dec. 12, 2016 - The U.S. Senate on December 9 voted 78 to 21 to pass a bill approving water projects across the country, including an alarming rider amounting...

Carmen Iguina: On Immigration, a Ray of Fairness Shines Bright in California

Dec. 10, 2016 - Carmen Iguina is staff attorney with the ACLU of Southern California. This week, California state lawmakers introduced three groundbreaking bills that...

AG Kamala D. Harris Announces Proposed Regulations for the Collection of Data During Law...

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9, 2016 - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced the proposed regulations for the collection of stop data that law...

State Farm Sues to Avoid $256 Million in Refunds and Rate Savings for Consumers

SANTA MONICA, CA, Dec. 8, 2016 - State Farm, the nation’s largest insurance company, has filed two lawsuits seeking to overturn an order by...

Kamala D. Harris, 42 Other Attorneys General, Announce $19.5 Million Settlement with Pharmaceutical Company...

SAN FRANCISCO December 8, 2016 - California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced that California, along with 42 other states and the District...

Senator Boxer Delivers Farewell Speech After 24 Years in the U.S. Senate

Washington, D.C. December 7, 2016 - Today, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) delivered her farewell speech after 24 years in the United States Senate. Senator...

California Wolf Plan Sets Road Map for Conserving Small Population

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 7, 2016— The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has released its final plan to guide conservation and management of a...

Petition Seeks Ban on Import of Invasive Bullfrogs Into California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. December 7, 2016 - The Center for Biological Diversity and Save the Frogs today petitioned the California Fish and Game Commission to...

Tar Sands Tankers in U.S. Waters Could Skyrocket 12-Fold Under Canadian Producers’ Plans

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2016 - Canadian oil producers have roared back from President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline with a...

CDFW Releases Final Wolf Management Plan for California

Dec. 7, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) released the Conservation Plan for Gray Wolves in California (Part 1 and...

Forest Service Agrees to Halt Oil, Gas Leasing in Los Padres National Forest

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. Dec. 6, 2016 — The U.S. Forest Service is halting new oil and gas leasing throughout the Los Padres National Forest,...

Rep. Huffman Slams McCarthy’s Last-Minute Effort to Attach Dangerous Provisions To Infrastructure Bill

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 5, 2016 - Congressman Jared Huffman (D-CA) today slammed House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) last-minute attempt to attach a nearly...

State Senator Lara Introduces “Fight for California” Legislative Package to Protect Muslims, Immigrants

SACRAMENTO, CA, Dec. 5, 2016 - California State Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) today announced the introduction of three bills that will reaffirm California’s...

California Legislature Takes Immediate Action to Protect Immigrant Communities

SACRAMENTO, Dec. 5, 2016 – During today’s start of the 2017-2018 legislative session, the California State Assembly and California State Senate joined together to...