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Reducing Water Loss Requires Upgrading Aging Ag Water Infrastructure

Expert BlogCaliforniaArohi Sharma
California’s ag sector will continue to struggle with unsustainable water use until it addresses broader inefficiencies across its aging water delivery system. Upgrades to California’s water delivery system, such as lining canals to reduce seepage, pressurizing water delivery pipes, installing…

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.

Kern County’s Self Imposed Deja-vu

Expert BlogCaliforniaAnn Alexander

Kern County's violations of environmental law result in a second courtroom defeat for its industry-friendly oil drilling ordinance. 

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) 

NM: $180M LNG Storage Facility Close to Denial

Expert BlogNew MexicoKiki Velez
The Recommended Decision to deny the proposed LNG storage facility is a step in the right direction towards securing an affordable transition to clean, all-electric buildings in the state.

2022 Census of Agriculture on Cover Crops

Expert BlogWashington, D.C.Lara Bryant
Every five years, the Census of Agriculture provides snapshot of US farming, from farmer demographics and farm size, to crops planted, to management practices that farmers use. USDA recently made the 2022 Census data public, and there is positive news…

Congress Responds to the Biden Administration’s Commonsense LNG Decision

Expert BlogUnited States, International, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, TexasAlexandra Adams

Not long after the administration’s pause on permits, the fossil fuel industry—and its supporters in Congress—pulled out all the stops to oppose the decision and spread misinformation.