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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.

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.
L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa

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 Taxis Surpass Emissions Goal with a 49 percent reduction of GHG emissions

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.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

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.
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Releases Package of CEQA Reforms

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.
L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Celebrates Milestone in Clean Truck Program at Port of Los Angeles

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.

Calif. Governor Brown Releases Updated Schedule of Climate Conference

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.

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement On Paseo Del Mar Landslide

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.
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Announces Conference on Climate Risks and California’s Future

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."

Calif. Governor Brown Takes Action to Promote Renewable Energy and Protect the Environment

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.

New Book: A Way to Solve the New Home Sales Crisis

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A new book, 'Why People Don't Buy New Homes,' proposing a solution to improve the numbers of new homes being sold, has just been announced by Sales Superiority Publishing. Written by Steve Weston, a new home salesperson with 30 years experience, this book makes the case that it is possible for builders and their own salespeople to re-energize their sales efforts and improve their sales.

California 'No-Otter Zone' Public Hearings Hold the Key to Southern Sea Otters’ Future

MONTEREY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Otter Project today announces that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will be conducting public hearings regarding the failed 'No-Otter' Zone in Ventura, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz on September 27, October 4 and October 6, 2011 respectively.
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Announces California Assistance for Montana Pipeline Spill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that California has dispatched a team of experts to assist in the Yellowstone River oil spill response. The deployment of California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) staff was approved after the State of California received a request from the State of Montana for mutual aid assistance following a pipeline break on July 1, 2011.

Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 12, 2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Ken Pimlott, 45, of Cameron Park, has been appointed director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). He has served in multiple resource management and fire protection positions with the department since 1993 and has served as acting director since 2010.
L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement On Los Angeles' Latest Step Towards Becoming The Cleanest, Greenest Big City In The Nation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issued the following statement after meeting with Secretary of Energy Steven Chu. The two met...
Isadore Hall III

Calif. Assemblymember Hall to Receive 2011 Groundwater Ambassador Award

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In recognition of his legislative leadership and support for local groundwater issues, the Water Replenishment District of Southern...

The Los Angeles & San Gabriel Rivers Watershed Council and the Sacramento River Watershed Program will host a conference Feb 23-24,...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ —The Los Angeles & San Gabriel Rivers Watershed Council and the Sacramento River Watershed Program will host a conference...

California's Green Economy Focus of New Report – Highlights Growth of the Green Economy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California’s green economy is the focus of a newly released report by the California State Assembly Select Committee on...

Calif. Governor Schwarzenegger Applauds Approval of Tejon Ranch Conservation Grants

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today applauded the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) announcement of the approval of $15.8 million for grants...

Informational Briefing on California's Green Economy at Los Angeles City Hall

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assemblymember Pedro Nava, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on California’s Green Economy, will be hosting an informational...

Fashion's Night Out and Shop L.A. will Generate Revenue for Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Under the leadership of Mayor Villaraigosa, this is the first year Los Angeles will participate in Fashion’s Night...

Three State Committees to Hold Oversight Hearing on Toxic Products

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Three State Assembly Policy Committees will convene a unique oversight hearing tomorrow to investigate the State of California's efforts...

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Governors’ Global Climate Summit 3 To Be Held At UC Davis This Fall

DAVIS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Building on the accomplishments made at the first two Governors’ Global Climate Summits in 2009 and 2008, Governor Arnold...

Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Applauds U.S. Senate for Upholding the U.S. EPA’s Authority on Climate Change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday issued the following statement applauding the U.S. Senate for blocking the Murkowski resolution and upholding...

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