News Release | Environment California

Environment California and Other Grassroots Groups Lobby Los Angeles City Council to Place a Moratorium on Fracking in Within City Limits

Sacramento—The Los Angeles City Council has just voted to approve and ordinance to place a moratorium on fracking within Los Angeles’ city limits. The ordinance authored by Councilmember Paul Koretz and Mike Bonin passed unanimously.

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Charge Ahead California Goals Would Speed State's Transition to a Million Zero-Emission Vehicles

Senator Kevin De León (D-Los Angeles) has introduced a bill to commit California to a goal of one million electric cars, trucks and buses on the state’s roads within the next ten years. The “Charge Ahead California” bill (SB 1275) is geared toward improving air quality across the state, and ensures that the benefits of electric transportation and clean air reach low-income communities and communities of color most directly impacted by fossil fuel pollution.

News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

California Solar Jobs Grew 8% in 2013

California has more than 47,000 people employed manufacturing and installing pollution-free solar energy,  according to a national Solar Jobs Census released today by The Solar Foundation.   According to the analysis, California continues to rank 1st in nation for total solar jobs, with approximately one-third of all solar jobs in the country. Growth in the state’s solar jobs is expected to surge by over 22% by the end of 2014.

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EPA Releases Guidelines on the Use of Diesel Fuel in Fracking Fluid

Today, as we learn more every day about the chemicals used in fracking that threaten our environment and health, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a long-awaited guidance for regulating the use of diesel fuel in fracking fluid under the Safe Drinking Water Act. Investigations show that diesel fuel, known to be hazardous to human health, has been used in fracking operations in California.

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Strong AB 32 Scoping Plan Update Released Monday

Sacramento – Seven years ago, a bipartisan California Legislature made a clear, strong commitment to tackling climate change by passing the groundbreaking Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32). Today, Californians have the opportunity to assess the state’s progress so far and provide input into the Scoping Plan that will direct the implementation of AB 32 for the next five years.