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CalEPA, U.S. EPA Release Plan for Joint Enforcement Work to Protect California Communities Overburdened by Pollution

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) released a two-year action plan to collaboratively address environmental justice issues across California by enforcing laws that protect public health and the environment. The plan builds on a first-of-its-kind agreement signed by EPA and CalEPA in 2021.  Read the press release(4/24/24)

California leaders visit China to strengthen climate partnerships, advance global climate action

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The secretaries of the California Environmental Protection Agency and California State Transportation Agency visited China in March 2024 to make progress on key climate and clean transportation priorities, including finalizing workplans for two of California’s memorandums of understanding with Chinese provinces and municipalities. The trip built on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s visit in October 2023, when California signed MOUs that strengthen California’s work with China on climate action. Read the press release. (4/2/24)

California’s landmark plastic pollution law moves forward

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Taking action to address global plastic pollution while spurring innovation and job creation, California is launching new recycling regulations, reforms and funding to reduce single-use plastic waste in our state through cutting-edge technology. California has released draft regulations for the country’s strongest requirements for producers to cut single-use plastic waste and ensure packaging is recyclable or compostable. Read the press release. (3/8/24)

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