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What’s on Caltrans’s $16B Holiday SHOPP-ing List

Expert BlogCalifornia, Los AngelesCarter Rubin

The $15.7 billion State Highway Operations and Protection Program is one of the state’s biggest infrastructure packages. But what’s really in the 599 projects?

Colorado Climate Progress: 2023 Year in Review

Expert BlogColoradoAlana Miller

This past year saw continued climate action, with important policies that will reduce carbon emissions and air pollution while improving quality of life.

Farm-to-Glass Supports Organic Farming

Expert BlogWashington, D.C., Ohio, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Michigan, Maine, CaliforniaAllison Johnson

Cheers! NRDC and our partners toasted a good cause on Capitol Hill: growing organic!

CA’s Transformative Food & Farm Campaign Will Continue in 2024

Expert BlogCaliforniaArohi Sharma, Lena Brook
The California Legislature adjourned in September, officially turning the Food & Farm Resilience Coalition's climate bond campaign into a two-year effort. The bill proposes $3.65 billion for infrastructure that would reduce agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions while bringing healthier food options…

Colorado Adopts Clean Cars Standards, But Leaves Benefits on the Table

Expert BlogColorado, United StatesKathy Harris, Alana Miller
In a win for the climate, public health, and Coloradan’s pocketbooks, Colorado officials have adopted a new Clean Cars policy, ensuring that residents will have access to more electric and hybrid vehicles. As adopted, the new policy requires increasing numbers…

Powering Up Californians Act Is Signed into Law

Expert BlogUnited States, CaliforniaMax Baumhefner, Merrian Borgeson
Governor Newsom approves new law that will prepare the electrical grid and reduce the time needed to energize EV charging stations and electrify buildings.