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The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has awarded $160 million for landscape-scale land management projects intended to restore and maintain healthy forests throughout California while enhancing carbon storage. The grants were awarded by CAL FIRE’s Forest Health and Forest Legacy programs to local and regional partners …continue reading

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The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a new report highlighting the scientific evidence behind the accelerating global climate crisis and the implications it has for extreme weather and disaster events. The report comes at a time when California is experiencing more frequent, reoccurring and record-setting heat …continue reading

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Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), today, joined with Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) to introduce the bipartisan Migratory Bird Protection Act, legislation that would permanently codify important and much-needed protections for millions of migratory birds. The legislation would provide regulatory certainty for industries and help ensure that we meet the conservation goals …continue reading

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Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), today, joined with Congresswoman Lisa McClain (MI-10) to introduce bipartisan legislation to create a national standard for the labeling of non-flushable wet wipes. This common-sense standard would address the growing problem of these wipes being flushed into and creating obstructions in public sewer, stormwater, and wastewater …continue reading

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Rep. Michelle Steel (CA-48) today announced that her direct funding request language for the Surfside-Sunset & Newport Beach Replenishment Project was included in the Energy and Water Development and Related Agency Funding Bill for the upcoming fiscal year. With the support of Orange County leaders and project stakeholders, Rep. Steel …continue reading

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While Governor Gavin Newsom has declared many California counties in a state of emergency due to worsening drought conditions, some Southern California counties such as Orange County remain well-equipped to handle the drought. The conservation practices enacted during the last drought have decreased water usage and added to the region’s …continue reading