News Release | Environment America

Statement: Biden honors U.S. conservation legacy by restoring protections for Utah, New England monuments

President Joe Biden is expected to restore protections Friday for three national monuments. The original boundaries for two Utah areas, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante, and the original protections for the U.S. Atlantic’s only marine monument, the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts, will be reinstated after being stripped during the Trump administration. 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: California governor’s veto will endanger tropical forests

n a blow to protecting tropical forests, California Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed The California Deforestation-Free Procurement Act Wednesday. CA AB 416, which was introduced by Assemblymember Ash Kalra and supported by many environmental organizations, passed through California’s House and Senate in early September.

News Release | Environment California Research and Policy Center

New report: 28 Million Californians Experienced Over 100 Days of Dirty Air in 2020

California – Over 28 million Californians —about 70% of the state’s population— experienced over 100 days of unhealthy air quality in 2020, according to a new report from Environment California Research & Policy Center, Frontier Group and CALPIRG Education Fund. Air pollution increases the risk of premature death, asthma attacks, cancer and other adverse health impacts, and causes 34,000 deaths every year in California.

News Release | Environment California

Statement: Massive oil spill off Southern California coast harming wildlife

A broken pipeline has spewed more than one hundred thousand gallons of oil into the ocean near Huntington Beach, California, closing the beach and forcing the cancellation of the final day of the Pacific Air Show.

News Release | Environment California Research and Policy Center

Report examines America’s waste problem over past 3 years

California--- Every year, the average American throws out nearly 1,800 pounds of trash. Together, Americans throw out enough plastic each year to fill up the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium --- the largest NFL football stadium --- 565 times over. To make matters worse, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated a spiraling epidemic of waste, particularly when it comes to plastic. 

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