News Release | Environment California

Supreme Court deals major blow to kids' health

This morning in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s first-ever national standards for mercury pollution from power plants. The standards would have applied to roughly 600 plants, cutting mercury pollution up to 90 percent and preventing an estimated 11,000 deaths each year.

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Report: Solar Energy Benefits Vastly Outweigh Costs

Homes and businesses with solar panels deliver more value to power customers and society than they receive through programs like net metering, a report said today, countering increasing complaints from utilities that solar homeowners don’t pay their fair share.

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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.

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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.