California

Tree Mortality Task Force Continues Efforts To Curb Dangers Of Massive Tree Die Off

Sacramento, Calif. November 18, 2016 - In response to the massive tree die off across California—which the U.S. Forest Service today estimated has killed...

San Diego Water Leader Questions Delta Tunnels Backers

STOCKTON, Nov. 16, 2016 - Yesterday, San Diego County Water Authority's General Manager, Maureen Stapleton, sent a letter to CA Natural Resources Secretary John...

ACLU Files Suit Demanding Accountability In CA Execution Protocols

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Nov. 17, 2016 - The ACLU of Northern California and the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP filed a lawsuit...

Boxer, Colleagues Urge President Obama to Protect West Coast from Offshore Drilling

Washington, D.C. November 16, 2016 - Today, U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Patty Murray (D-WA), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Ron Wyden (D-OR),...

Assemblymember Levine Denounces Trump’s Ethnic Cleansing Policies

November 16, 2016 - Today Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin County) released a statement in response to President-elect Donald Trump’s announcement of the appointment of...

Animal Legal Defense Fund Urges Drought-ridden California to Regulate State’s Worst Water Waster

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Nov. 10, 2016–Today the Animal Legal Defense Fund submitted a petition for rulemaking to the California Department of Water Resources and the...

After Trump Victory, Lawsuit Seeks to Protect California Coast, Chumash Cultural Resources From Offshore...

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15, 2016 — The Center for Biological Diversity and Wishtoyo Foundation today sued U.S. officials for approving fracking in federal waters off California...

Joel Reynolds: San Onofre State Beach Saved; Nov 2016 Agreement Ends Toll Road Dispute

Nov. 9, 2016 - It’s fair to say that, for the better part of three decades, NRDC has had a difficult relationship with the...

Feinstein Statement on Steve Bannon

Washington November 15, 2016 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on reports that President-elect Donald Trump will hire Steve Bannon...

Governor Brown must immediately halt execution of Kevin Cooper – UN rights experts urge

GENEVA, Nov. 15, 2016 - A group of United Nations human rights experts* today urged Jerry Brown, Governor of the State of California United...

Secretary of State Alex Padilla Condemns Trump Appointment of Extremist Steve Bannon

SACRAMENTO, Calif. November 14, 2016 - Responding to Mr. Trump's appointment of anti-immigrant extremist Steve Bannon, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla released the...

AG Kamala D. Harris Issues Statement on the Passing of Gwen Ifill

LOS ANGELES, November 14, 2016 - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today issued the following statement on the passing of Gwen Ifill: "I’m so saddened...

Karuk tribe opposes Pacific Connector Pipeline

Happy Camp, Calif. November 14, 2016 - The Karuk Tribe opposes the Jordan Cove LNG terminal and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline projects. “With our fisheries...

Kevin de León: It’s profoundly irresponsible to suggest that up to three million undocumented...

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13, 2016 – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement in response to President-elect Donald...

Governor Brown Proclaims November 11, 2016 as “Veterans Day”

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring November 11, 2016 as “Veterans Day”. The text of the proclamation is below:

United States Is Turning the Corner on Marijuana

WASHINGTON, DC, Nov. 10, 2016 - Voters in three states approved ballot measures on November 8, 2016, to legalize the use and possession of...

AG Kamala D. Harris Issues Bulletin to Law Enforcement to Remain Vigilant Against Hate...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. November 10, 2016 - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today issued an information bulletin to law enforcement agencies across California, outlining...

Fixed Income Markets Should Stabilize, State Treasurer John Chiang Says

SACRAMENTO November 10, 2016 - One of the golden truths associated with the capital markets is that investors hate the unexpected.  Predictably, the fixed...

California votes to ban plastic shopping bags

SACRAMENTO November 10, 2016 - Californians have voted to enact a state law to ban plastic shopping bags, the first state in the nation...

Joint Statement from California Legislative Leaders on Result of Presidential Election

SACRAMENTO November 9, 2016 - California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon(D-Paramount) released the following...