Environment California Latest Blog Posts

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Johanna Neumann
Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy

Rooftop solar is one of our best clean energy technologies. In the face of utility opposition, Americans across the country are standing up for putting solar on their homes — and winning.

Tiny pieces of plastic that threaten wildlife are now being found everywhere we look. A new bill from Rep. Lowenthal would help solve the problem.

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Emily Rusch
Vice President and Senior Director of State Offices, The Public Interest Network

Together, we can move states, and our country, beyond plastic.

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Laura Deehan
State Director, Environment California

Today the California Energy Commission had planned to adopt their draft goal for 3 GW of offshore wind by 2030 and 10-15GW by 2045, with a potential for going to 20GW by 2050. We have been organizing to push for an even more ambitious goal of 20GW by 2045. We turned out to the meeting with a blown up copy of the full page ad we ran in the SF Chronicle this week, turned in comments from over 1300 Californians and spoke passionately about why we need to go even bigger. The commission took the item off the consent agenda and we are hopeful this indicates their willingness to up the goal! 

Here is my testimony:

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John Rumpler
Senior Director, Clean Water for America Campaign and Senior Attorney

Legislators in Missouri and Colorado have just approved bills requiring remediation when lead in schools' drinking water exceeds 5 parts per billion (ppb). 

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Laura Deehan
State Director, Environment California

Our bay area campaign staff launch an effort in Albany, California to save the bees!

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Laura Deehan
State Director, Environment California

California is eyeing ambitious goals for how much energy should be coming from offshore wind over the next 30 years. 

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Laura Deehan
State Director, Environment California

One of the state’s largest potential clean energy resources isn’t “in” California at all, but rather just off the coast. Offshore wind energy has been generating clean electricity in other parts of the world for decades and California is taking the opening steps toward unlocking its massive potential.

In a victory for marine life, climate, Biden administration cancels three oil leases in ocean waters.