SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued a Proclamation Declaring June 2013 as “Great Outdoors Month.” PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA Our state’s scenic landscapes have always been a source of pride and pleasure. From mountain trails in the High Sierra to a coastline that [...]
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) bill to improve California’s fuel standards passed the Assembly by a vote of 77-0. AB 278 would ensure that so-called “green” fuels do not in fact harm the environment. California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) was created to reduce emissions from burning fuels. It [...]
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Warning that Earth is rapidly approaching a “tipping point” at which human impacts are causing alarming levels of harm to our planet, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today joined more than 500 world-renowned researchers and scientists to release a groundbreaking call to action on climate change and other [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced an agreement that renews Nevada and California’s bi-state partnership to help preserve and enhance the Lake Tahoe region. Under the agreement, developed with legislative leadership from both states, amendments will be introduced to bills in the Nevada [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, the State of California and the Obama Administration agreed to a formal deadline of October 1, 2013 for the release of the draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) and accompanying environmental documents for public review and comment. The BDCP will enable the state to make significant progress toward achieving [...]
Calif. Governor Brown Proposes to Reform Prop 65 – get back on track to protect Californians from harmful chemicals
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Yesterday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. proposed reforms to strengthen and restore the intent of Proposition 65, a three decade old law enacted to protect Californians from harmful chemicals, that has been abused by some unscrupulous lawyers driven by profit rather than public health. “Proposition 65 is a good [...]
Calif. Environmental and Business Coalition supports Padilla Bill to Phase Out Single-Use Plastic Bags in California
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, at a State Capitol press conference, Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) was joined by a coalition of environmental and business groups to show support for Senate Bill 405 (Padilla), which would “phase out single-use plastic bags in California grocery stores, convenience stores, liquor stores, and pharmacies.” The environmental and [...]
Calif. Gov. Brown Calls for Shared Commitment on Climate Change, speaking at one of China’s preeminent universities
SACRAMENTO, Calif. and BEIJING, CHINA /California Newswire/ — Speaking at one of China’s preeminent universities, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. called for unified action to combat climate change on Thursday. “We’re in one world. We’ve got one big problem and we all have to work on it. And what’s beautiful and exciting about climate [...]
Calif. Gov. Brown Signs First-of-its-Kind Agreement with China’s Minister of Environmental Protection to Help Improve Air Quality
SACRAMENTO, Calif. and BEIJING, CHINA /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed the first agreement of its kind between a subnational entity and China’s Minister of Environmental Protection Zhou Shengxian to strengthen and coordinate efforts to improve air quality. “Reducing pollution takes great political struggle,” said Governor Brown in a meeting [...]
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Climate Resolve, the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters, Sierra Club, and Green LA Coalition, in collaboration with an unprecedented coalition of organizations dedicated to a better Los Angeles, hosted a forum yesterday at the California Endowment for the candidates running for Los Angeles city council, city attorney and [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Edwin M. Lee today at the U.S. Green Building Council Greenbuild International Conference and Expo being held at the Moscone Convention Center announced that the City and County of San Francisco has filed for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for eight buildings in San Francisco’s Historic Civic Center District.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, The Nature Conservancy of California announced that their one-stop website on the sources and protection levels of drinking water across the state now provides such information for an estimated 26.5 million Californians residing in more than 500 cities and towns.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Monday announced that the Moscone Center has received LEED Gold certification, the first convention center on the West Coast to attain the green building honor. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assembly Bill 1900, authored by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), a bill which removes barriers to the development of renewable natural gas (RNG) as a fuel in California and will save local rate-payers millions on their utility bills, was signed by Governor Brown today.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — AB 2230, a California water-conservation bill authored by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) which requires all newly permitted car washes to use at least 60 percent recycled water, was signed into law today.
The Nature Conservancy gifts 750 acres to the Elkhorn Slough Foundation for continued conservation management
WATSONVILLE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Nature Conservancy today transferred ownership of the majority of their Elkhorn Slough land holdings (750 acres) to the Elkhorn Slough Foundation for continued conservation management. This is the largest single transfer of conservation lands in history of Elkhorn Slough and cements the Elkhorn Slough Foundation as a significant conservation leader and land trust in the central bay area.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ – California Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D- Los Angeles) and Assemblymember Susan A. Bonilla (D- Concord) will hold a forum, featuring California Air Resources Board (CARB) Chair Mary Nichols to discuss the impact of AB 32 (Chapter 488, 2006) and CARB’s Cap-and-Trade program on businesses, utilities, public universities and local governments throughout the state on Friday, August 24, 2012 from 2 – 4 p.m. in Carson, Calif.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — As wildfires threaten communities across the state, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today secured approval from U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to mobilize military troops and aircraft to fight fires under a single commander within the National Guard. “Too often the response to fires is wrapped up in red [...]
STATELINE, Nev. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. used the occasion of the annual Tahoe Summit to launch a new website, Climate Change: Just The Facts, that documents the dangerous effects of global warming and calls on those who still deny its existence to “wake up and honestly face the [...]
The Nature Conservancy announces its Top 10 Uniquely California Rivers – Where to Cool off Stream-side This Summer
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Nature Conservancy released today their top ten Uniquely California Rivers list – those that have the highest number of freshwater plants and animals found nowhere else on earth. While the weather is nice, The Conservancy is encouraging people to grab their favorite outdoor gear and visit some of [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Edwin M. Lee today celebrated the completion of the Ocean Beach Master Plan, a landmark climate adaptation plan developed by San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) through a two-year interagency effort to envision a sustainable long-term future for Ocean Beach. “In recent years, conditions at Ocean [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, in an effort to protect public safety by reducing the use of toxic flame retardants, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has directed state agencies to revise flammability standards for upholstered furniture sold in the state. Governor Brown has asked the Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings and [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In a move that will shrink the state’s environmental footprint and save millions of taxpayer dollars, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued a sweeping executive order today directing agencies and departments to take immediate steps to green the state’s buildings, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve energy efficiency.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Sunday, April 22, 2012, California Governor Brown issued the following Proclamation Declaring Earth Day:
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — A key water-conservation bill introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) passed the Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee today by a vote of 11-1.
CA Gov. Brown Announces $120 Million Settlement to Fund Electric Car Charging Stations Across California
GOLETA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. joined with the California Public Utilities Commission today to announce a $120 million dollar settlement with NRG Energy Inc. that will fund the construction of a statewide network of charging stations for zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), including at least 200 public fast-charging stations and another 10,000 plug-in units at 1,000 locations across the state.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. inaugurated carbonLITE’s 220,000 square foot plant in Riverside, California, the largest bottle-to-bottle recycling plant in the world.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) on Wednesday introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 1900, a bill that would change California’s laws pertaining to biogas. Biogas (also known as bio-methane) is natural gas produced by decomposing matter.
Calif. cities of Claremont, Monrovia, Riverside and Santa Clarita have reached California Green Community Silver status
CLAREMONT, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The City of Claremont has achieved ‘Silver’ status as a California Green Community for its commitment to sustainability. Claremont is one of only four cities to be honored by California Green Communities for its efforts. In addition to Claremont, the cities of Monrovia, Riverside and Santa Clarita have reached California Green Community Silver status.
Metro Issues Request for Next Gen Super-Clean Buses for Los Angeles in Pilot Program Initiated by Mayor Villaraigosa
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) released a request for proposals (RFP) for up to 30 Super Low Emission Buses (SLEBs) and/or Zero Emission Buses (ZEBs) as part of a pilot program to evaluate burgeoning technologies for LA’s future bus fleet.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today Mayor Edwin M. Lee, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), Department of the Environment and San Francisco taxi industry leaders announced that San Francisco’s taxis have exceeded the 2008 goal of reducing the average per-vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 20 percent from 1990 levels by 2012.
San Francisco Receives 2012 Sustainable Transport Award from the Institute for Transportation and Developmental Policy
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Edwin Lee on Wednesday announced that San Francisco received the 2012 Sustainable Transport Award from the Institute for Transportation and Developmental Policy, for the City’s innovative parking management system and cycling and public space improvements.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — As part of his ongoing efforts to spur job creation, streamline regulations and boost renewable energy, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today released a package of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) reforms that will simplify and expedite the approval process for key job-creating projects in California.
Secretary Salazar, Gov. Brown Expand Partnership to Expedite Renewable Energy Projects in California
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed an agreement to expand a state and federal partnership that has, over the last two years, paved the way for more than a dozen utility-scale solar energy projects and more than 130 renewable power projects in California.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Delivering on his promise to reduce pollution at the Port of Los Angeles and protect public health, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today marked a major milestone in the Clean Truck Program. The program required all trucks at the Port of Los Angeles to meet the toughest environmental standards in the nation by January 1, 2012.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today released additional details on panel participants and the issues that will be covered at the Governor’s Conference on Extreme Climate Risks and California’s Future.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issued the following statement today regarding the landslide along Paseo Del Mar: On Sunday afternoon, a portion of the previously closed Paseo Del Mar between S. Western Avenue and S. Weymouth Avenue, in the San Pedro area, experienced a significant landslide. A section of the closed road slid off the hill and into the ocean.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and environmental, business and public health and safety leaders will come together on December 15 in San Francisco at “The Governor’s Conference on Extreme Climate Risks and California’s Future.”
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced Saturday that he has taken action on legislation to protect California’s environment and natural resources.
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