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CA Climate Bond Must Invest in Resilient Food & Farm Infrastructure

Expert BlogCaliforniaArohi Sharma, Lena Brook
Thanks to the leadership of Assemblymember Lori Wilson and her Climate-Resilient Farms, Sustainable Healthy Food Access, and Farmworker Protection Bond Act of 2024 (AB 408), the Assembly has a clear vision for how to reinvest in California's food and farming…

What's on the Horizon for California's MPA Petitions

Expert BlogUnited States, CaliforniaRobert Vergara

As state agencies begin their evaluation of the 20 petitions proposing changes to California's MPA network, it is crucial to strive for ambitious ocean conservation actions.

Colorado takes a giant stride toward clean and healthy buildings

Expert BlogDenverAlejandra Mejia Cunningham
Colorado hit it out of the park again in implementing its nation-leading Clean Heat law. In its decision on Xcel Energy’s inaugural Clean Heat Plan yesterday, the state’s Public Utility Commission approved the investment of $440 million dollars, mostly in…

A New Pathway to a Western Grid

Expert BlogWest, Colorado, Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Utah, WyomingKelsie Gomanie

Pathways Initiative approves two-step approach to create independent governance for a west-wide electricity market.

Colorado Legislative Roundup: 2024

Expert BlogColoradoAlana Miller

This legislative session, Colorado once again solidified its place as a climate leader by taking on new and innovative approaches to reduce emissions and protect the environment.

Weaker Building Codes in North Carolina's Future.

Expert BlogNorth CarolinaRob Moore
North Carolina already has some of the weakest building codes in the nation when it comes to protecting people from hazards and disasters, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Division of Building Sciences. But the state’s legislature is determined…

CTC Lets Flawed Yolo 80 Project Cut the Line

Expert BlogCalifornia, SacramentoCarter Rubin

CTC's $105M highway widening grant shows it has lost the plot when it comes to following Governor Newsom’s and the Legislature’s stated climate directives.

Mountain Valley Ruptures, Yet Claims It's Gas Ready

Expert BlogVirginia, West Virginia, North CarolinaGillian Giannetti, Amy Mall

On May 1, Mountain Valley suffered a major rupture during safety testing. But it still wants to start flowing gas next week.

Bill Passes to Power Up Colorado

Expert BlogColoradoMax Baumhefner, Alana Miller

Senate Bill 218 passes to ensure Colorado’s utilities meet growing customer demand for electric cars, trucks, homes, and appliances.