News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

As Electric Cars Revolutionize the Vehicle Market, New Study Helps California Cities Address Infrastructure & Parking Challenges

With electric vehicles (EVs) hitting California streets in record numbers, a new study by Environment California Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group highlights best practices to help local officials make their cities as EV-friendly as possible. The new report, “Plugging In: Speeding the Adoption of Electric Vehicles in California with Smart Local Policies,” includes projected numbers for how many EVs could be in Los Angeles, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose by 2030, and how cities can accommodate the electric cars with enough places to park and recharge.

News Release | Environment California and Environmental Integrity Project Ask EPA Inspector General for Probe into Lack of EPA Action at Torrance Refining Company

Groups Demand Federal Investigation of Trump Administration’s Dropped Ball on Violations at CA Refinery

Environment California and the Environmental Integrity Project sent a letter to the EPA Inspector General’s Office today requesting an investigation into EPA’s lack of action to resolve documented hazardous waste violations at a refinery in Los Angeles County.

News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Hopes for the State of the State Address: Making a Plug for Plugging In

As Governor Jerry Brown puts the finishing touches on his final State of the State address, we urge him to use this platform to announce how California will facilitate the rapid deployment of electric vehicle (EV) charging throughout the state. We will be tuning in on Thursday in the hopes of hearing Governor Brown make a strong plug for plugging in.

News Release | Environment America

Federal regulators reject Rick Perry proposal to bail out coal and nuclear plants

Federal regulators have rejected a proposal from Energy Secretary Rick Perry to subsidize unnecessary and aging coal and nuclear power plants at the expense of cleaner, more affordable energy options. The proposed rule was a not-so-thinly veiled effort to prop up dying fossil fuels and undermine modern, clean, renewable energy.

News Release | Environment California

Offshore drilling proposal threatens America’s coasts and marine wildlife

Bidding for offshore oil and gas leases could begin as early as 2019 in almost all federal waters, including the Pacific under a new Trump Administration proposal. Environment California denounced the plan, which would open vast new areas of the Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific Oceans and the Gulf of Mexico to drilling.   

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