Environment

featured graphic for the re-election campaign of Cottie Petrie-Norris for California Assembly District 74 during COVID-19

In celebration of Earth Day, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris held a virtual press conference with leading scientists and advocates to highlight the risks threatening California’s coastal communities. The Assemblywoman highlighted legislative efforts to cut green tape and expand coastal protection. “On Earth Day we renew our focus on protecting and restoring …continue reading

The Orange County Transportation Authority has launched a new webpage that outlines the agency’s ongoing commitment to a balanced, equitable and sustainable transportation network. While the launch coincides with Earth Day on April 22, OCTA’s commitment to a culture of sustainability and safeguarding Orange County’s air, land and water is …continue reading

Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) joined with Congresswoman Katherine Clark (MA-05) and Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley today to introduce the bicameral Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act — the most comprehensive plan ever introduced in Congress to address the plastic pollution crisis that is poisoning our air, water, and land, …continue reading

To better meet the goals of California in pursuit of a net-zero carbon future, Treasurer Fiona Ma continues to streamline operations at the State Treasurer’s Office and create operational efficiencies for two financing authorities she chairs, the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA) and the California Pollution …continue reading

featured graphic for Orange County Coast Keeper during COVID-19

On Feb. 20 and 27, volunteer dock owners will receive strings of clean Pacific oyster shells to suspend throughout Alamitos Bay. In an effort to restore Olympia oyster populations in Southern California, Orange County Coastkeeper – in partnership with the California State Coastal Conservancy and California State University, Long Beach …continue reading

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) announced that the City of Compton, the City of Anaheim and the City of Palmdale have been selected as recipients of the utility’s 2020 Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Planning Grant program. Each of the three local governments will receive a $50,000 grant to support local …continue reading

featured graphic for California State Legislative Analyst's Office during COVID-19

The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following report: A Framework for Evaluating State-Level Green Stimulus Proposals This report is intended to provide guidance for the Legislature on how to evaluate the merits of state-funded green stimulus proposals. When reviewing such proposals, the Legislature faces two basic questions to …continue reading