California Environmental Protection Agency

To restore, protect and enhance the environment, to ensure public health, environmental quality and economic vitality.

Air Resources Board

To promote and protect public health, welfare and ecological resources through the effective and efficient reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering the effects on the economy of the state.

CalRecycle

To protect the environment and preserve resources by empowering Californians to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Department of Pesticide Regulation

To protect human health and the environment by regulating pesticide sales and use, and by fostering reduced-risk pest management.

Department of Toxic Substances Control

To protect Californias people and environment from harmful effects of toxic substances by restoring contaminated resources, enforcing hazardous waste laws, reducing hazardous waste generation, and encouraging the manufacture of chemically safer products.

Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

To protect and enhance public health and the environment by scientific evaluation of risks posed by hazardous substances.

State Water Resources Control Board

To preserve, enhance, and restore the quality of Californias water resources, and ensure their allocation and efficient use for the benefit of present and future generations.

CalEPA Spotlight

Image of high school students in Oakland jumping for joy. They received training in public engagement on a grant to the Rose Foundation in 2016. In 2018, the Rose Foundation received another Environmental Justice Small Grant.CalEPA Awards Over $1 Million in Environmental Justice Grants to Communities and Tribes 

The California Environmental Protection Agency announced more than $1 million in grants to 28 organizations and federally recognized tribal governments statewide. The grants are designed to improve environmental and health conditions, and to promote public engagement in California communities disproportionately burdened by pollution.

News & Updates

Cover of 2018 Indicators of Climate Change in California
Impacts of Climate Change in California Significant and Increasingly Stark, New Report Says (5/9/18)

From record temperatures to proliferating wildfires and rising seas, California is already feeling the significant and growing effects of climate change, according to a new report released today that tracks 36 indicators of climate change and its impacts on the state.

 

 

 

Cover of CARB's 2018 Annual Report to the Legislature on cap-and-trade auction proceeds
Report Details How Cap-and-Trade Proceeds Benefit California (3/15/18)

A report released in March 2018 details the dramatic growth last year in Cap-and-Trade investments that are reducing greenhouse gas emissions while strengthening local economies and improving public health and the environment across the state, especially in disadvantaged and low-income communities.

 

 

 

Image of CalEPA Secretary Matthew Rodriquez testifying against the U.S. EPA's proposed repeal of National Climate Policy. Photo taken 2-28-2018
California Officials Testify against U.S. EPA’s Proposed Repeal of National Climate Policy (2/28/18) 

Top California policymakers testified in February in strong opposition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of federal efforts to fight climate change.

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