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California makes largest investment to date to expand clean transportation in underserved communities

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) yesterday approved a $2.6 billion investment plan to support a wide range of zero-emission vehicle projects, with 70% of the funds directed to disadvantaged and low-income communities – the state’s largest-ever investment in the equitable expansion of clean transportation. The funding joins the California Public Utilities Commission’s recently adopted $1 billion transportation electrification program to fund ZEV charging infrastructure. Read the press release. (11/17/22)

California releases world’s first plan to achieve net zero carbon pollution

Scoping Plan Delivers 71% Reduction in Air Pollution with accompanying graph to show the change.

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) released its updated proposal to implement the most ambitious climate action of any jurisdiction in the world, taking unprecedented steps to drastically slash pollution and accelerate the transition to clean energy. No economy in the world, much less the soon-to-be fourth largest, has put forth such a comprehensive roadmap to reach carbon neutrality. Read the press release. (11/16/22)

New report shows rapidly accelerating effects of climate change, demonstrates importance of state actions

The cover of the report "Indicators of Climate Change in California Fourth Edition," with images of various climate disasters.California state scientists have released a new report that shows how the impacts of climate change are rapidly accelerating in California. Key findings illustrate an exponential increase in wildfires and point to a hotter, drier environment driven by megadrought. The fourth edition of CalEPA’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s “Indicators of Climate Change in California Report” documents the wide-ranging impacts that global fossil fuel reliance has had on the state’s weather, water supplies, plants and animals, and human health, including Tribes. Read the press release. (11/1/22)

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