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Senator Hannah Beth Jackson

Two Important California Oil Spill-Related Bills Clear Key Assembly Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Two bills introduced by Calif. State Senator Hannah Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) in the wake of the Refugio oil...
Gov Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown, Top U.N. Official Call for Action at Every Level on Climate Change

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Monday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. welcomed the United Nations' top climate change official, Christiana Figueres,...
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Onsite-Water Recycling Practices: Recycled-Water Bill Passes Assembly as California Drought Lingers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California is in the midst of a historic drought, and Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) has continued his focus...

Southern California Oil Spill Victims' Claims being explored by Weitz & Luxenberg

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Weitz and Luxenberg P.C., today announced it is investigating claims from members of the fishing industry, property owners and others harmed by an oil spill that began Tuesday and blighted the shoreline just north of Santa Barbara, Calif.
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Gatto Introduces Bill to Cut California Bureaucracy and Protect Water-Conscious Residents

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- When Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale), the principal co-author of last year’s California water bond and numerous water-efficiency bills,...
Anthony Rendon

L.A. County Board of Supervisors Unanimously Votes to Support L.A. River Legislation – AB 530

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted last Tuesday to support Assembly Bill 530, Assemblyman Anthony...
Anthony Rendon

Calif. L.A. River Restoration Proposal Clears Assembly Committee by a unanimous 15-0 vote

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Calif. Assemblyman Anthony Rendon’s (D-Lakewood) legislation (Assembly Bill 530) that spurs much-needed revitalization of the Lower L.A....
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Latest Recycled-Water Bill Passes Committee as California's 2015 Drought Continues

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California is in the midst of a historic drought, and Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) has continued his focus on delivering new sources of clean water. Gatto’s legislation to help reduce the barriers for onsite-water recycling and allow more Californians to participate in safe and sustainable recycled-water practices was approved by the Assembly’s Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee on a 15-0 vote.
Save the Drop

L.A. Mayor Garcetti Launches 'Save the Drop' Campaign, encouraging Angelenos to address the Epic Drought

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti launched a major, citywide water conservation outreach campaign – "Save the...
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

Calif. Bill to Create Parks and Open Space, Address Climate Change, Introduced by Senator Mendoza

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A groundbreaking bill to develop green space and recreational areas for underserved communities while helping the state achieve its...
Gov Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown, Legislative Leaders Announce $1 Billion Emergency Drought Package

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mobilizing state resources to face another year of extreme dry conditions, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today joined...
California vs. Big Plastic

California vs. Big Plastic Statement On Certification of Signatures by Plastic Bag Industry on SB 270 Referendum

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, California vs. Big Plastic, the coalition of local officials and environmental, labor, and business groups supporting the state’s...
Parks Forward

New 'CaliParks' Social Media App Helps Californians Discover Calif. Parks, Plan Trips, Share Experiences

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Parks Forward this past week announced a neat new app - "CaliParks" - for those wanting to explore and...

Agru America, Inc. helps City of Portola Calif. Landfill Reduce Environmental Impact and Save Money

PORTOLA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Agru America, Inc. today announced that the city of Portola, Calif. is now using its exclusive EPA Subtitle D compliant landfill closure system - ClosureTurf(R). Officials at the landfill had to address significant challenges including ground water issues and a short construction window.
California vs. Big Plastic

California vs. Big Plastic says Plastic Bag Companies are Spending Millions to Repeal Ban

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- According to a news release this week from the grassroots California vs. Big Plastic organization, plastic bag companies have...
California vs. Big Plastic

'California vs. Big Plastic' Files Complaint with Calif. Secretary of State Alleging Deception by Referendum Signature Gatherers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Supporters of the state's plastic bag ban, collectively calling themselves "California vs. Big Plastic," today filed a complaint with...
Senator Alex Padilla

Landmark California Plastic Bag Ban Signed into Law – SB 270

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/-- This week, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 270 which will phase out single-use plastic bags in...
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Landmark California Recycled-Water Bill Signed by Gov. Brown as 2014 Drought Persists

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Most homeowners want cheaper water bills. If provided the infrastructure, they'd gladly use recycled water to wash cars...
Senator Alex Padilla

Plastic Bag Ban Would Phase Out Single-Use Plastic Bags in California, approved by Assembly – SB 270

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the Calif. State Assembly approved SB 270 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), Senator Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles)...
Parks Forward

Parks Forward Commission announces Draft Plan for sweeping changes to ensure long-term sustainability of California State Parks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Parks Forward Commission, an independent panel of experts charged by the Legislature and Governor to review the future...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Water Conservation Bill Passes Assembly – AB 2636

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A key water-conservation bill introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) passed the Assembly yesterday by a vote of...
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Governor Brown Issues Executive Order to Redouble State Drought Actions

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- With California's driest months ahead, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an executive order to strengthen...

Muratsuchi Opposes Oil Drilling Project in Hermosa Beach – AB 2711 (Press Conference)

HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi (D—Torrance) affirmed his opposition to the oil drilling project proposal in Hermosa Beach and shared...
Calif Gov Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Drought Legislation to assist drought-affected communities and provide funding to better use local water supplies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Saturday, as California grapples with the driest period in its history, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed legislation...
Calif Gov Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown Announces New Standards to Reduce Toxic Chemicals in Furniture

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the approval of the state’s new flammability standards for upholstered furniture,...
Calif. Governor Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown Joins Oregon, Washington, British Columbia Leaders to Combat Climate Change

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Building on international agreements with China and Quebec to combat climate change, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr....
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Bill to Protect California Communities from Contaminated Properties Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California Communities struggling with decaying and contaminated properties now have a new tool to revitalize these sites, thanks to...
Orange County Great Park

Toyota hosts 'Ride and Drives' at XPO Clean Energy Exposition held alongside U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (NYSE:TM) will host the Toyota Drive Center at the XPO, a clean, renewable and...
The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy Releases First Ever Salmon Snapshots, showing California’s Coastal Salmon Overview

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, for the first time ever, an analysis of the state of California Coastal salmon and restoration...
Calif Gov Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Signs Bill to Protect and Preserve California Coastline – AB 754

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As tens of thousands gathered across the state for the 2013 California Coastal Cleanup Day, on Saturday, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that he signed AB 754 by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), which gives taxpayers the opportunity to support coastal conservation efforts with the check of a box on their state income tax return.
The Nature Conservancy

Largest Dam Removal in California History Breaks Ground with Public-Private Partnerships

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, California elected officials, conservation groups and community leaders from across the state gathered in Carmel to celebrate...
California Gov. Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring June 2013 as Great Outdoors Month

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued a Proclamation Declaring June 2013 as "Great Outdoors Month." PROCLAMATION BY THE...
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assembly Passes Bill to Make California Fuel Policies More Sustainable

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...
Calif. Governor Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown Joins Global Scientists to Call for Action on Climate Change

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Warning that Earth is rapidly approaching a "tipping point" at which human impacts are causing alarming levels of...
Calif. Governor Brown

California and Nevada Renew Partnership to Preserve Lake Tahoe Region

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced an agreement that renews Nevada and...
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown, Obama Administration Commit to Oct. 1 Deadline for Draft Water Plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the State of California and the Obama Administration agreed to a formal deadline of October 1, 2013 for...
Calif. Governor Brown

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...
Senator Alex Padilla

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...
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown

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...
California Gov. Brown

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...
Climate Resolve

Environmental Community Hosts Forum to Discuss L.A.'s Future with 2013 Run-off Election Candidates

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Climate Resolve, the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters, Sierra Club, and Green LA Coalition, in collaboration with...
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

San Francisco City Hall and Seven Other Historic Civic Center Buildings File For LEED Certification

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.
The Nature Conservancy

Nature Conservancy of Calif. announces Study and Website for Drinking Water Source Information

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.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

SF Mayor Lee Announces Moscone Center Achieves LEED Gold

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).
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto's California Green Fuels Bill Signed into Law

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.
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Gatto's Water-Conservation Bill Signed into Law

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

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.
Isadore Hall III

Assemblymember Hall to Host Forum on Impacts of California's 'Cap and Trade' Program

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.
California Gov. Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Cuts Red Tape to Strengthen State's Response to Wildfires

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As wildfires threaten communities across the state, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today secured approval from U.S. Secretary of...
California Gov. Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown Launches 'Climate Change: Just The Facts' to Refute Global Warming Deniers

STATELINE, Nev. /California Newswire/ -- On Monday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. used the occasion of the annual Tahoe Summit to launch a...
The Nature Conservancy

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...
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

San Francisco Mayor Lee Celebrates SPUR Ocean Beach Master Plan

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Edwin M. Lee today celebrated the completion of the Ocean Beach Master Plan, a landmark climate adaptation...
Calif. Governor Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Dedicates Sunrise Powerlink Transmission Line

ALPINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today dedicated the Sunrise Powerlink transmission line in San Diego County, which will deliver...
Calif. Governor Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Directs State Agencies to Revise Flammability Standards

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, in an effort to protect public safety by reducing the use of toxic flame retardants, Governor Edmund G....
Governor Edmund G. Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown Sets Ambitious New Goals to Green State's Buildings, Save Taxpayer Dollars

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.
Governor Edmund G. Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Earth Day

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Sunday, April 22, 2012, California Governor Brown issued the following Proclamation Declaring Earth Day:
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto's Water Conservation Bill Clears First Committee

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.
Governor Edmund G. Brown

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.

Calif. Gov. Brown Inaugurates Major Bottle-to-Bottle Recycling Plant

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.

Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto's Biogas Bill Means Clean Air, Renewable Energy, and California Jobs

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.

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