News Release | Environment California

Environment California redoubles campaign for 100 percent renewable energy by 2030

Oakland, California-- Environment California launched its 2021 campaign for 100 percent clean renewable energy in California on Monday. As the Biden Administration also sets its sights on achieving carbon pollution-free power nationwide by 2035, the state-based environmental advocacy organization is calling Governor Newsom to speed the state’s transition to 100% renewable electricity to 2030.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Landmark Arctic National Wildlife Refuge protection bill introduced in Congress

Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Reps. Jared Huffman of California and Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania introduced bi-partsian legislation Thursday to permanently protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Arctic Refuge Protection Act featured 75 co-sponsors. If passed, the bicameral bill would grant wilderness designation to the coastal plain of the refuge. Wilderness designation is the strongest protection in the American public lands system, safeguarding areas from development and preserving them as truly wild places.

News Release | Environment California Research and Policy Center

Report: Ocean protections can help marine life bounce back

Los Angeles, California. -- California’s own Channel Islands Marine Reserves are an example of ocean protection done right, according to a new report released Thursday by Environment California Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group. Entitled New Life for the Ocean: How Marine Protections Keep Our Waters Wild, the report highlights how ocean habitats that are protected from destructive human activities, like the Channel Islands Marine Reserves, can help restore and protect ocean wildlife. 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: EPA head nominee Michael Regan deserves swift confirmation in Senate

A hearing will be held Wednesday for Michael Regan, President Joe Biden's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Environment America fully supports Regan given his work on climate, clean water, and experience reaching across the aisle and engaging stakeholders.

News Release | Environment California Research and Policy Center

New report outlines how utility companies can help pay for electric school buses

Oakland -- The vast majority of school buses in the United States run on diesel, a climate-polluting fossil fuel that releases toxic fumes linked to life-threatening health problems such as asthma, bronchitis and cancer. Emitting over 5.3 million tons of greenhouse gases per year, not only are diesel buses bad for our children’s health, they’re also bad for the climate. However, there is a cleaner, safer and more long-term budget-friendly alternative: zero-emission electric school buses.  To protect our children’s health and environment, U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Environment America Research & Policy Center has released a new report to identify new, cutting-edge ways that utility companies can assist school districts in paying for zero-emission buses, and how schools can reap the long-term benefits. 

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