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CARB Must Reform LCFS Program

Expert BlogCaliforniaKiki Velez
Will CARB listen to the community voices calling for change to the LCFS Program?

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 BlogCaliforniaSylvie Ashford, Mohit Chhabra
Improving how we pay for shared electric system costs in California

Want to save the planet? Save the bus

Expert BlogCalifornia, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose (California)Zak Accuardi
California, with the fifth largest economy in the world, is at risk of steering public transit off a fiscal cliff. It's time for the State's leaders to take action to protect transit riders and transit jobs.

RGGI States Learning and Sharing On Climate and Equity

Expert BlogEast, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, VirginiaJackson Morris

A new report finds that the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative delivers on jobs, emissions reduction, and economic benefits—and provides a framework to address equity in the future.

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.

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