News Release | Environment America

Statement: Biden moves toward allowing states to return to setting stricter vehicle emission standards

WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration announced Monday it would begin to undo the Trump administration’s attempt to block states such as California from setting stronger tailpipe emissions standards than the federal government. Specifically, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted a notice seeking public input for the purposes of rescinding the Trump’s administration's action. This is the first step toward reaffirming California’s clean cars waiver under the Clean Air Act and allowing other states to adopt California’s more stringent greenhouse gas emissions standards and zero emissions vehicle mandates. 

News Release | Environment California

Statement: California first U.S. state to plan to end oil and gas drilling

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an directive Friday calling on the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to make a plan to phase out oil and gas drilling no later than 2045 and to ban new permits for fracking by 2024.

News Release | Environment America

Biden to commit to major emissions reductions in sweeping climate announcement

WASHINGTON -- According to reports ahead of a global climate summit in Washington, President Joe Biden will announce Thursday that the United States will reduce global warming emissions 50 percent by 2030 as part of America’s commitments under the newly rejoined Paris climate accords. This nearly doubles the target agreed to in 2015 by the Obama administration. The reductions will hinge on an accelerated transition to carbon-free electricity and the phase out of gas-powered vehicles.

News Release | Environment California

Statement: Recovering America’s Wildlife Act is a big win for nature in California

Environment California State Director, Laura Deehan issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the Recovering America's Wildlife Act. 

News Release | Environment California

Offshore wind bill clears key assembly hurdle

Sacramento- With an 14:0 vote, the assembly energy and utility committee approved AB 525 (Chiu) the offshore wind bill for California. The bill now heads to the Natural Resources committee. With passage, the bill would set California on track to tap into plentiful clean energy twenty to thirty miles off the California coast. 

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