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Why we need the Clean Water Rule | John Rumpler

Why do we need federal protection under the Clean Water Act if there are also state laws designed to protect our rivers and streams? The answer is that, all too often, state officials fail to enforce their own laws or side with politically-powerful polluters.

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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Report: Wind Now Supplies Enough Energy for More than 1 Million California Homes

Wind power has grown exponentially in California over the last dozen years, and now supplies enough energy to power 1,188,483 homes, a new report from Environment California Research & Policy Center said today. Last year alone, wind turbines in California averted over 9 million tons of carbon dioxide pollution, the equivalent to removing more than 1.9 million cars from the road.

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Report | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Turning to the Wind

In 2014 alone, wind-generated electricity averted an estimated 143 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions – as much as would be produced by 37 typical coal-fired power plants.

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It Can Be Done - Thoughts from Day One of the Climate Change Conference | Dan Jacobson

As the world struggles during the next two weeks (and beyond) to stave off the worst impacts of global warming, I hope leaders will look to California and see that it can be done.

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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Interactive Map: 98% of Californians Live in Counties Affected by Weather Disasters

Ninety-eight percent of Californians live in counties affected recently by weather-related disasters, including drought, wildfires and flooding, according to a new interactive map using data from the federal government.

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