California Environmental Protection Agency

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

California 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 California’s water resources and drinking water for the protection of the environment, public health, and all beneficial uses, and to ensure proper water resource allocation and efficient use, for the benefit of present and future generations.

CalEPA Spotlight

EJ Small Grants Recipient: Regeneración's Pajaro Valley Climate Action Project

California Invests $1.5 Million to Support Environmental Justice Projects Statewide

CalEPA has awarded $1.5 million in environmental justice grants to fund 34 projects aimed at combating pollution, improving health outcomes and increasing public engagement in some of California’s most pollution-burdened communities. See the full list of 2019 recipients and learn more about the Environmental Justice Small Grants Program. (7/17/19) 

News & Updates

 

Alternatives to Chlorpyrifos Work Group Announced

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation and California Department of Food and Agriculture announced the members of a new, cross-sector working group created to identify, evaluate and recommend safer, sustainable pest management solutions that can replace the pesticide chlorpyrifos. (en español)) (8/14/19)

 

 

Thumbnail of line chart to highlight GHG InventoryGovernor Newsom Announces Climate Pollution Continues to Drop Below 2020 Targets While State’s Economy Grows

Governor Gavin Newsom announced that greenhouse gas emissions in California continued to fall ahead of schedule in 2017 as the state’s economy grew ahead of the national average, according to the California Air Resources Board’s latest state inventory of climate-changing emissions. (8/12/19)

 

 

CalEPA Commissioning Studies on Fossil Fuel Demand & Supply

This fiscal year’s budget directs CalEPA to contract for two studies to understand strategies to manage decreases in California’s fossil fuel demand and supply. CalEPA is scoping these studies with other agencies, and will ask for public review and comment on a draft in September. Inquiries can be sent to climatechange@calepa.ca.gov. (8/8/19)

 

 

Image of cars in parking lotCalifornia and Major Automakers Reach Groundbreaking Framework Agreement on Clean Emission Standards

 As the Trump administration prepares to roll back emission standards for light-duty cars and trucks, a consortium of automakers and California have agreed on a voluntary framework to reduce emissions that can serve as an alternative path forward for clean vehicle standards nationwide. Automakers who agreed to the framework are Ford, Honda, BMW of North America and Volkswagen Group of America. (7/25/19)

 

 

 

Salmon_Slough_at_Grant_Line_CanalState Agencies Seek Input on Creating Climate-Resilient Water System

State agencies are asking Californians to help shape a roadmap for meeting future water needs and ensuring environmental and economic resilience through the 21st century. Input from the public will help the Natural Resources Agency, California Environmental Protection Agency, and Department of Food and Agriculture craft recommendations to Governor Gavin Newsom to fulfill his April 29 executive order calling for a suite of actions to build a climate-resilient water system and ensure healthy waterways. Read the press release. (6/13/19)

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