Environment (Page 2)

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced settlements with three interstate trucking companies imposing $417,000 in penalties for violating the California Air Resources Board’s federally enforceable Truck and Bus Regulation, Drayage Truck Regulation and Transport Refrigeration Unit Regulation. “As trucks are one of the largest sources of air pollution …continue reading

Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), the Vice Chair of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee, issued the following statement after Governor Gavin Newsom issued a sweeping executive order today concerning climate change: “Policies to successfully address climate change require informed input from the people’s representatives in the Legislature. My legislative colleagues …continue reading

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced $11,804,942 in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant funding to partners throughout California. The DERA program is administered by the EPA’s West Coast Collaborative, a clean air partnership that leverages public and private funds to reduce emissions from the most polluting diesel …continue reading

As we celebrate 2020 Pollution Prevention (P2) week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing five California companies as Safer Choice Partner of the Year award winners. Nationally, they are among 18 winners across 10 states and the District of Columbia for achievement in the design, manufacture, selection, and …continue reading

Experience five days of virtual bird watching during Irvine Ranch Conservancy’s Migratory Bird social media takeover October 5-9, 2020. Followers will get an up-close look at a variety of different species that visit the Landmarks every year during seasonal migrations. During the winter months in Orange County, the Irvine Ranch …continue reading

You’re invited to the California Coastal Beach Cleanup in Seal Beach on SATURDAY, Sept. 19, 2020 from 9am-12pm at 1st St. Parking Lot (15 First Street), Seal Beach Pier (Ocean and Main St.), Seal Beach, CA 90740 SPECIAL COVID-19 INSTRUCTIONS: Pre-registration only! (see link below) Participants must provide gloves and …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris has announced that the California State Coastal Conservancy has allocated a $2,460,000 grant to acquire the 44-acre Newland Marsh property in Huntington Beach from the California Department of Transportation, and to transfer the property to the Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservancy (HBWC). “Now more than ever, we must …continue reading

How could climate change and severe weather potentially affect Orange County’s passenger rail service? That’s the question the Orange County Transportation Authority, in partnership with Caltrans District 12, is exploring in an ongoing study. The study, known as the Rail Infrastructure Defense Against Climate Change study, will identify both the …continue reading