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EWG applauds Gov. Newsom for signing historic California legislative package to fight the climate crisis

On Thursday, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a suite of legislation into law that will make historic investments of more than $15 billion to fight the climate crisis, including major boosts for clean energy...

California State Legislature approves bill with nation’s strictest limit on lead leaching from faucets

On Tuesday, California’s State Legislature approved Assembly Bill 100, which would enact the strictest lead-leaching limit for drinking water faucets in the nation.

California lawmakers approve bill to ban toxic ‘forever chemicals’ in food packaging and straws

Today, the California State Legislature approved Assembly Bill 1200, which would ban the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS from paper, paperboard or plant-based food packaging, utensils and...

California lawmakers advance bill to ban 'forever chemicals' in products for infants, children

Today the California Assembly gave final approval to first-in-the-nation legislation to protect infants and children from the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS by banning the substances in cribs...

California Energy Commission advances solar mandate for new commercial buildings

The California Energy Commission on Wednesday voted for a measure to require all new commercial buildings, high-rise residential units, hotels, schools and other structures in the state to include...

California protects kids with lead testing for child care drinking water

California regulators today launched their most health-protective program to test drinking water for lead in licensed child care facilities, issuing new guidelines that also require significant...

California announces bold public health goals for PFOA and PFOS in drinking water

Today the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, or OEHHA, proposed bold new limits to regulate the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS in drinking water.

California Assembly approves bill to sharply reduce lead leaching from water faucets and fixtures

Today a bill to sharply reduce lead leaching from water faucets and fixtures passed the California Assembly. If it becomes law, it will create the nation’s most legally stringent lead leaching limit...

EWG applauds bill to end Defense Dept. use of ‘forever chemicals’ in household items

The Environmental Working Group today applauded Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) for introducing legislation to end the Defense Department’s purchase, procurement and...

Biden EPA moves to reverse Trump-era rollback of California’s strict tailpipe emissions standards

The Biden administration is moving toward again allowing California to set tighter auto tailpipe standards, reversing the Trump administration’s long battle with the state over its efforts to reduce...

California Assembly approves bill to ban toxic ‘forever chemicals’ from food packaging

Today, the California Assembly passed Assembly Bill 1200 by a vote of 43-12. If enacted, the law would ban the toxic “forever chemicals” called PFAS from paper, paperboard or plant-based food...

Calif. health agency finds synthetic food dyes associated with ADHD, neurobehavioral problems in kids

Children who consume synthetic food dyes are more susceptible to hyperactivity and behavioral problems, according to a new report by the top California environmental health agency.

Calif. bill would ban toxic ‘forever chemicals’ from food packaging

State legislation that would ban the toxic “forever chemicals” called PFAS from plant-based food packaging passed out of the California Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee on...

Calif. bill would ban ‘forever chemicals’ in products for children

State legislation that would ban the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS from a wide range of children’s products passed out of the California Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials...

Calif. bill to sharply reduce lead leaching from faucets and fixtures passes key committee

State legislation to set a legally enforceable limit on the amount of lead leaching from drinking water faucets and fixtures passed out of the California Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic...

Under Pressure from Biden Administration, Toyota and Other Automakers Drop Support for Trump’s Suit to Block California Emissions Standards

Feeling the heat from President Biden's ambitious plans to counter the climate crisis, today Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and several other automakers dropped their support of the deposed Trump...

As Other Automakers Back California Emission Standards, Toyota and Fiat Chrysler Cling to Trump’s Sinking Ship

As President Trump's remaining days in office dwindle, so is automakers' support for his scheme to overturn California's tough emissions and mileage standards, leaving Toyota and Fiat Chrysler as the...

GM’s U-Turn: From Joining Trump’s Attack on Clean Air to Backing California’s Tough Auto Emissions Standards

General Motors, once a strong supporter of the Trump administration's lawsuit to block California's ambitious clean-car standards, reversed course Monday, announcing it will back the state's efforts...

World Energy Outlook: Solar Power Will Be ‘the New King’ by 2030

Renewables, led by solar power, will become the dominant source of the world's electricity by 2030, according to a just-released analysis by the International Energy Agency.

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