climate change

Seal of the Governor and photo of Gavin Newsom courtesy of the Office of the Governor of the State of California.

On Friday, September 16, California enacted some of the nation’s most aggressive climate measures in history as Governor Gavin Newsom signed a sweeping package of legislation to cut pollution, protect Californians from big polluters, and accelerate the state’s transition to clean energy. The Governor partnered with legislative leaders this session …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

In an effort to combat the detrimental effects of climate change, legislation to expand opportunities for marine restoration work along the California Coast was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom. Authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, AB 63 will update the Marine Managed Areas Improvement Act (MMAIA) to permit restoration …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

In a win in the fight against climate change, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris’ bill to expand critical coastal restoration work passed through the Senate’s Natural Resources and Water Committee with unanimous support. AB 63 permits restoration in marine conservation areas, expanding opportunities for marine life restoration projects that reduce the effects …continue reading

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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

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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

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The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following report: The 2020-21 Budget: Climate Change Proposals This report assesses the Governor’s major 2020-21 budget proposals related to climate change. The four proposals we evaluate are the Governor’s (1) cap-and-trade expenditure plan ($965 million), (2) expanded climate adaptation research and technical …continue reading

California Trucking Association

Shawn Yadon, CEO of the California Trucking Association (CTA), issued the following statement today in response to the California State Transportation Agency’s statement on Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order which proposes to realign billions of dollars from critical road construction and repair to instead fund unspecified climate change projects. In …continue reading