Earlier this year, CalEPA Secretary Jared Blumenfeld convened the California-Mexico Border Relations Council for its first meeting under the Newsom administration. As documented in a new report, member agencies have made significant progress on a number of joint California-Mexico initiatives in the border region, from efforts to address cross-border pollution to a new task force that is providing support services for migrant families. Read more in the 2018 California-Mexico Border Relations Council Annual Report.
News & Updates
The California Senate has confirmed Jared Blumenfeld as Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA). Blumenfeld was confirmed with a bipartisan vote of 32-3. Read the press release. (3/26/19)
The California Natural Resources Agency, the California Environmental Protection Agency and the California Department of Food and Agriculture released a California Water Action Plan implementation report outlining five years of progress toward sustainable management of California’s water resources. Read the press release. (1/4/19)
Ten California organizations received the state’s highest environmental honor, the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA), in a December ceremony at CalEPA. Watch the photo slideshow and video, read the press release and learn more about the recipients on the GEELA home page. (12/7/18)
The city of Pomona was the focus of CalEPA’s recent environmental justice initiative, a multi-agency, community-led effort to improve compliance with environmental regulations. Read our report and Story Map. (9/18/18)