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.


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

Environmental Justice Initiative Addresses
Pollution, Public Health Concerns in Pomona

The City of Pomona was the focus of CalEPA’s latest community-led environmental justice initiative. After meeting with community members to identify their concerns, our multi-agency Environmental Justice Task Force conducted inspections of 150 facilities and stopped 300 heavy duty trucks for inspections. Three months later, more than 98 percent of violations had been corrected. Read more about the initiative in our report, and follow the initiative timeline through our Story Map.

News & Updates

""Independent Emissions Market Advisory Committee Publishes its 2018 Annual Report

The Independent Emissions Market Advisory Committee completed its 2018 analysis of the environmental and economic performance of California’s cap-and-trade program. Its findings are detailed in the 2018 Annual Report. (10/22/18)



Image - line chart showing how cabon polluiont would increase under federal proposalCalifornia Officials Testify Against Trump Administration’s Proposed Plan to Roll Back Cleaner Car Standards

Top California policymakers testified in strong opposition to the Trump Administration’s proposed rule to roll back back existing cleaner cars standards. (9/24/18)



Cover of 2018 Indicators of Climate Change in CaliforniaImpacts of Climate Change in California Significant and Increasingly Stark, New Report Says

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. (5/9/18)




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

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. (3/15/18)       . .

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