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Considering Health and Energy Efficiency Together: A Pilot

Expert BlogLos Angeles, CaliforniaOlivia Walker, Dr. Veena Singla
As California continues to ramp up its efforts to support building retrofits targeting energy efficiency, decarbonization, and electrification, other housing issues regarding health and safety have also become more apparent. While existing and emerging energy retrofit programs present an opportunity…

California Pesticide Bills on the Move—Again

Expert BlogSacramento, CaliforniaLucas Rhoads

The California Assembly  passed two bills that would help address widespread contamination of the state’s environment with pesticides like neurotoxic neonics.

NRDC Sues to Close Huge California Pesticide Loophole

Expert BlogCaliforniaLucas Rhoads

NRDC has sued the California Department of Pesticide Regulation for its failure to regulate crop seeds treated with pesticides. These "treated seed' uses are major sources of widespread pesticide contamination, and pose threats to pollinators, other wildlife, and people. 

One Year Since Court Restored ESA Protections for Wolves

Expert BlogCalifornia, Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, WisconsinDr. Jennifer Sherry
Without these protections, wolf recovery could be stopped dead in its tracks—or even reversed—as we have seen happen when states with authority over wolf management work to cut populations down through aggressive measures.

Making Good on California's Clean Transportation Promises

Expert BlogCalifornia, United StatesCarter Rubin, Zak Accuardi

Environment, health, and justice groups are looking for the Governor and Legislature to ensure California's transportation investments match its lofty climate goals.

Cal. Gov. Shuts One Door on Neonic Cuts, but Opens Another

Expert BlogCaliforniaLucas Rhoads

California Governor Gavin Newsom has vetoed AB 2146, a bill that would have prohibited harmful and unnecessary non-agricultural uses of neonic pesticides. But the Governor has tasked the Department of Pesticide Regulation with a review of these home and garden…

Clean Car Rules: What they Mean for States

Expert BlogCaliforniaKathy Harris

States that are trying to address climate change, cut energy costs for residents, and attract jobs just got a new tool to accomplish all those goals.