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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:

News Release | Environment California

Environment California redoubles campaign for 100 percent renewable energy by 2030

Oakland, California-- Environment California launched its 2021 campaign for 100 percent clean renewable energy in California on Monday. As the Biden Administration also sets its sights on achieving carbon pollution-free power nationwide by 2035, the state-based environmental advocacy organization is calling Governor Newsom to speed the state’s transition to 100% renewable electricity to 2030.

News Release | Environment California Research and Policy Center

Report: Ocean protections can help marine life bounce back

Los Angeles, California. -- California’s own Channel Islands Marine Reserves are an example of ocean protection done right, according to a new report released Thursday by Environment California Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group. Entitled New Life for the Ocean: How Marine Protections Keep Our Waters Wild, the report highlights how ocean habitats that are protected from destructive human activities, like the Channel Islands Marine Reserves, can help restore and protect ocean wildlife. 

News Release | Environment California Research and Policy Center

New report outlines how utility companies can help pay for electric school buses

Oakland -- The vast majority of school buses in the United States run on diesel, a climate-polluting fossil fuel that releases toxic fumes linked to life-threatening health problems such as asthma, bronchitis and cancer. Emitting over 5.3 million tons of greenhouse gases per year, not only are diesel buses bad for our children’s health, they’re also bad for the climate. However, there is a cleaner, safer and more long-term budget-friendly alternative: zero-emission electric school buses.  To protect our children’s health and environment, U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Environment America Research & Policy Center has released a new report to identify new, cutting-edge ways that utility companies can assist school districts in paying for zero-emission buses, and how schools can reap the long-term benefits. 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Biden administration will make historic commitments to protecting America’s natural heritage

WASHINGTON -- As part of an executive order, President Joe Biden is expected to announce Wednesday a stop on all new drilling in public lands and waters. The president will also set a goal of protecting 30 percent of U.S. lands and oceans by the year 2030.