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CalEPA announces new Environmental Justice Action Grants Program

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CalEPA has announced the establishment of its new Environmental Justice Action Grants Program and released draft program guidelines for tribal consultation and public comment. The CalEPA EJ Action Grants aim to address environmental injustices impacting California Native American Tribes, low-income communities, and communities of color by funding actions on supporting emergency preparedness, protecting public health, improving environmental and climate decision-making, and strengthening enforcement. Read the press release. (6/7/23)

New River Improvement Project marks milestone with groundbreaking ceremony in Calexico

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A project to improve water quality in the New River as it crosses into California from Mexico broke ground in Calexico today. This milestone reflects years of collaborative advocacy, and nearly $48 million in investments from the state of California. The New River, which runs from Mexico through the city of Calexico to the Salton Sea, is considered one of the most polluted rivers in the nation. The groundbreaking is years in the making and is a key step forward in protecting the environment and public health in the region. Read the press release. (5/26/23)

California approves new regulations to cut transportation pollution

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The California Air Resources Board has passed two significant new regulations that will protect public health: a new In-Use Locomotive Regulation, making California the first state in the nation to implement emissions standards for trains, and Advanced Clean Fleets, which establishes the world’s first mandate to end combustion truck sales and is expected to generate $26.6 billion in health savings. (4/28/23)

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