Cleaning our air and fighting global warming

Exhaust from cars and trucks pollutes our air and contributes to climate change. Dirty air from vehicles makes tens of thousands of Californians sick, and costs us billions in avoidable health costs. Dependence on oil means Californians have no place to turn when gas prices rise. Transitioning to cleaner and more efficient cars, trucks and buses will benefit every Californian.

Charging ahead with a strong coalition of allies

That’s why we’ve launched a campaign to place one million light, medium and heavy-duty electric vehicles on California’s roads over the next ten years and ensure that all Californians, especially lower income households in communities most impacted by air pollution, benefit from zero tailpipe emissions. Together with our partners—the Coalition for Clean Air, Communities for a Better Environment, The Greenlining Institute and the Natural Resources Defense Council—we celebrated the launch of the Charge Ahead California campaign in November 2013.

Now we’re working with our allies to direct current polluter fees on oil companies to fund existing, highly successful purchase incentive programs and to increase access to zero-emission transportation in disadvantaged communities.

Together, we can lead the clean vehicle revolution

Reducing air pollution, improving our heath and saving money. The benefits of transitioning to cleaner vehicles are tremendous, but we’re up against the oil industry, which wants to keep us addicted to their dirty fuel. We need your support to push past the oil industry and charge ahead to a cleaner, healthier future for all Californians. Join our campaign by taking action online now!

Issue updates

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Trump administration pulls the plug on clean car negotiations

The debate over whether and when Americans will drive cars that pollute far less, or not at all, has intensified.

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Reports: Trump administration to pull plug on Clean Car negotiations

Wire reports indicate that today, the Trump administration will officially abandon negotiations on the Clean Car Standards.

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'It's up to all of us': In wake of dire National Climate Assessment, our network points to solutions

As America's top climate scientists sounded the alarm on climate change, Environment California and our national network focused on solutions.

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Dan Jacobson to LA Times: 'Let's get to work' on climate change

As crews contained the fires that devastated California this fall, the state’s focus shifted to moving forward. In a letter to the editor in the Los Angeles Times...

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Victory: California public buses will be zero-emission by 2040

California's done it again, with another groundbreaking action on climate and public health. This time, the state became the nation's first to commit to...

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