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An Opportunity to Reconnect Communities in CA

Expert BlogCalifornia, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Long BeachZak Accuardi
New state and federal funding is helping repair harm and reduce pollution in communities divided by roads and highways. California can do even more.

Investing in Clean Air for California

Expert BlogCalifornia, Los Angeles, Long Beach, San Francisco, San Diego, SacramentoZak Accuardi, Ali Lehman

California leaders can transform the state's most-polluting transportation program into climate, freight, and community benefits by supporting AB 2535 (Bonta) 

America’s Failing Drinking Water System

ExplainerUnited States, Buffalo, Houston, Puerto Rico, California, FlintNicole Greenfield

First, Flint, Michigan; then, Jackson, Mississippi. Communities around the country wonder if their water quality problems will lead to the next national crisis.

From Highways to Healthy Communities

Expert BlogFresno, Los Angeles, CaliforniaZak Accuardi
Following the Federal-Aid Highway Act's signing in 1956, California fully built out its interstate and state highway system, expanding mobility access for car-owners, stimulating economic development, and creating thousands of jobs. But these benefits came with unacceptable and avoidable costs.

Organic Needs a Boost in the Farm Bill

Expert BlogUnited States, California, Iowa, Washington, D.C.Allison Johnson
Our public investments in organic food production have not kept pace with the organic sector’s growth – and that’s a missed opportunity for domestic economic development. The Opportunities in Organic Act would help U.S. farms meet consumer demand by reducing…

Equitable Rate Reform FAQ

Expert BlogCaliforniaMohit Chhabra, Sylvie Ashford
Improving how we pay for shared electric system costs in California