News Release | Environment California

California one signature away from saying “no” to Trump administration’s offshore drilling plan

Today the California state Legislature passed a measure that, if signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, will block offshore oil drillers from transporting their dirty, dangerous fuels from federal waters to California’s coastline.

News Release | Environment California

Environment California is knocking on doors across the state to take on the waste that’s killing our wildlife

Environment California is deploying hundreds of door-knockers this summer in towns across the state to help educate Californians about the plastic waste that is killing our wildlife.

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.   

News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

In a win for our oceans and climate, President Obama drops plans for Arctic, Atlantic drilling

In a win for our oceans and climate, the Obama administration finalized its oil and gas leasing program, which provides protection for the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans from risky oil and gas drilling for the next five years.

News Release | Environment California

Obama administration issues rule to help protect California’s beaches

Los Angeles, CA – Sixty-six percent of California’s streams, including those that feed into the Pacific Ocean, will regain federal protections under a final rule signed today by top Obama administration officials. The Clean Water Rule restores Clean Water Act safeguards to streams and wetlands that have been vulnerable to development and pollution for nearly ten years.

 

News Release | Environment California

Congress to erode water protections, but EPA clean water rule can move forward

Washington, DC  -- Congressional leaders are poised to weaken some Clean Water Act protections in its must-pass spending bill known as the “cromnibus,” but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule to restore protections to the nation’s smaller streams and wetlands remains intact.