Noteworthy News

Proterra Opens Los Angeles Electric Bus Plant Targeting West Coast Transit Sales
President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Agreement in June drew international condemnation, but has had no impact on California’s push for dramatic cuts in carbon exhaust.
Just How Far Can California Possibly Go on Climate?
Over the past decade, California has passed a sweeping set of climate laws to test a contentious theory: that it’s possible to cut greenhouse gas emissions far beyond what any other state has done and still enjoy robust economic growth.
Questions remain as Gov. Brown signs legislation to address neighborhood-level air pollution
Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed legislation aimed at improving air quality in disadvantaged communities, a key step in shifting the debate over how the state fights climate change and an issue that has tested the influence of environmental justice advocates.
Severe, chronic flooding will devastate California coast as sea levels rise, experts say
As glaciers melt amid the heat of a warming planet, scientists predict that coastal communities in the United States could eventually experience flooding from higher tides.
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Marin sues energy companies over climate risks
Marin County sued 37 oil, gas and coal companies Monday asserting the companies knew their fossil fuel products would cause sea level rise and coastal flooding but failed to reduce their greenhouse gas pollution.
Arnold Schwarzenegger talks bipartisanship and climate change
Fighting climate change was a lonely undertaking at times for Arnold Schwarzenegger while he was the last Republican governor in the liberal state of California. The landmark global warming law he championed more than a decade ago received only a single vote from a member of his party in the Legislature.
Plan calls for L.A., Long Beach ports to go to zero-emissions technology; cost could hit $14 billion
The nation’s largest port complex will seek to slash air pollution and health risks to Southern Californians by replacing diesel trucks and cargo equipment with zero-emissions technology over the next two decades, according to a plan released Wednesday.
Aliso Canyon natural gas facility that was site of massive leak can reopen, state says
The Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility near Porter Ranch, which was shut down after a massive leak forced thousands to flee their homes, can reopen at a reduced capacity, state officials said Wednesday.
California politics updates: Legislature extends cap-and-trade on a rare bipartisan vote
California lawmakers voted Monday evening to extend the state’s premiere program on climate change, a victory for Gov. Jerry Brown that included unprecedented Republican support for fighting global warming.