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News Release | Environment California Research and Policy Center

New report: California could meet entire electricity demand with offshore wind

SACRAMENTO -A new report released Thursday by Environment California Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group titled, Offshore Wind for America, examines U.S. offshore wind potential by both coastal region and by state, while documenting the status of existing projects and technological advances. California could provide 157% of 2019 electricity usage with offshore wind alone. For projections of 2050 electricity demand, the report assumes that U.S. buildings, industry and transportation will all be powered by electricity rather than fossil fuels by mid-century.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: EPA acts responsibly by relaunching climate science and policy website

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency reinstated its website centered on climate science and policy on Thursday. This information was removed from the EPA website by the previous administration. This relaunch is a strong signal that the Biden administration will restore the role of science in protecting our communities and public health. 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: U.S. officially rejoins the international Paris Agreement

WASHINGTON -- The United States officially rejoined the international Paris Agreement on Friday. The act brings America back into a key accord aimed at reducing planet-warming emissions. 

Environment America had called on Biden to prioritize rejoining the Paris Agreement on his first day in office in the "First Things to Fix" report. The report presented 20 actions for the Biden administration to undertake in early days of office to undo the Trump administration’s rollbacks of environmental laws and protections.

News Release | Environment California

Statement: Chevron oil spill in Richmond is completely unacceptable

SAN FRANCISCO -- Chevron’s Richmond refinery leaked approximately 600 gallons of a gasoline mixture into the San Francisco and San Pablo bays. The spill, which was discovered late Tuesday afternoon, is believed to have come from Chevron’s “long wharf” tanker terminal.

Environment California State Director Laura Deehan issued the following statement: