News Release | Environment California

Obama Administration Accelerates Drive to Less Polluting Trucks and Buses

Eighteen-wheelers, school and transit buses, and other large vehicles will be much more efficient and less polluting by the end of the next decade, according to a proposal issued today by the Obama administration. The medium and heavy-duty vehicles covered by the rule account for a significant portion of California’s global warming pollution.

News Release | Environment California

Senate leaders use spending bill to continue assault on air, water, and climate

Senate appropriators continued their full-scale attack on the nation’s air, water, and climate today, adopting a spending bill riddled with anti-environmental policy riders that also severely underfunds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and land conservation.

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The largest coastal oil spill in California in 25 years

On May 19th, an estimated 101,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from a 6-inch rupture in a 10.6-mile-long pipeline along the coast near Santa Barbara. At least 21,000 gallons ended up in the Pacific Ocean, where it will be impossible to ever fully recover. Authorities say 136 birds and 67 mammals have been found dead since the spill.

News Release | Environment California

California Climate Change Bills Hot Off the Floor

The California State Senate and Assembly took a critical step towards building a clean energy future by passing out of their houses of origin several significant bills that will continue California’s climate change leadership. The Senate bills will now move over to the Assembly for consideration and vice versa.

News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Electric Vehicle Showcase in Stockton for Drivers of High-Polluting Vehicles

“The Central Valley can charge ahead, rapidly moving to clean electric vehicles and a clean air future for all,” said Michelle Kinman, clean energy advocate for Environment California Research & Policy Center. “Driving on electricity is the equivalent of paying only one dollar-per-gallon in a gasoline vehicle, and electric vehicles are now within reach of working families, thanks to generous incentives from a new state law, the Charge Ahead California Initiative.”