News Release | Environment California

Statement: California hits 100% (technically 101%) renewable energy

SACRAMENTO -- For the first time, for a few minutes on April 30th at 2:50pm, 100% of California's electricity was coming from renewable sources like wind and solar, according to the California Independent System Operator, the state agency that tracks this information.

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Statement: PFAS Firefighter Protection Act takes on dangerous ‘forever chemicals’

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) and Rep. Dan Kildee (MI-5) introduced the PFAS Firefighter Protection Act into the Senate and the House this week. The bill aims to ban firefighting foams made with a class of toxic chemicals commonly referred to as PFAS. Firefighting foams, frequently used at airports and military installations, are one of the major sources of PFAS groundwater contamination in the United States. The bill would ensure that such foams are no longer in use within two years from the date it is passed.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: States sue to stop misguided USPS plan to spend billions on gas powered vehicles

Attorneys general from 16 states,the District of Columbia and environmental groups sued the U.S. Postal Service on Thursday to halt purchases of thousands of gas-powered trucks that only get 8.6 ils per gallon, only a small improvement over teh 30-year-old vehicles currently in use.

News Release | Environment California

Statement: California Attorney General announces investigation into plastic producers for role in causing global plastic crisis

LOS ANGELES – California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced on Thursday an investigation into the fossil fuel and petrochemical industries for their alleged role in causing and exacerbating the global plastics pollution crisis.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: Biden-Harris administration advances offshore wind leasing on Atlantic, Pacific coasts

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) published Wednesday two separate Calls for Information and Nominations for suitable areas for possible offshore wind leases off the coast of Oregon and in the Central Atlantic.

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