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A photo of nine people outdoors.West Coast Leaders Double Down on Bold Actions to Fight Climate Crisis

California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia signed a new Statement of Cooperation (SOC) recommitting the region to climate action. The partnership promotes collaboration between the four regional governments on accelerating the transition to a low-carbon economy, investing in climate infrastructure like electric vehicle charging stations and a clean electric grid, and protecting communities from climate impacts like drought, wildfire, heat waves and sea-level changes. The SOC includes a major focus on equity. Read the press release. (10/6/22)


A photo of California Gov. Gavin Newsom at a podium with a sign that says. "California Climate Commitment."Governor Signs Sweeping Climate Measures, Ushering in New Era of World-Leading Climate Action

California enacted some of the nation’s most aggressive climate measures in history as Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a sweeping package of legislation to cut pollution, protect Californians from big polluters and accelerate the state’s transition to clean energy. The Governor partnered with legislative leaders this session to advance groundbreaking measures to achieve carbon neutrality no later than 2045 and 90% clean energy by 2035, establish new setback measures protecting communities from oil drilling, capture carbon pollution from the air, advance nature-based solutions, and more. Read the press release. (9/16/22)



A photo of Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis, First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Dutch Minister for the Environment Vivianne Heijnen, and Secretary for Environmental Protection Yana Garcia.California and the Netherlands Forge Partnership on Climate Action

California launched a new partnership in its global fight to cut carbon pollution, embrace the zero-emission transportation future and accelerate efforts to build a circular economy. California and the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining several areas of collaboration, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions, transitioning to a circular economy, embracing zero-emission vehicles, building climate resilience, and prioritizing and supporting equity. Read the press release. (9/6/22)



Secretary Yana Garcia joins CalEPA at pivotal moment for climate and environmental justice

CalEPA welcomes Yana Garcia to her new role as Secretary! Garcia previously served in environmental leadership roles at the California Department of Justice and at CalEPA focused on climate, transportation, energy and housing as well as environmental justice and tribal affairs. Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed her on Aug. 12. Read CalEPA’s Secretary Garcia press release in English and Spanish. (en español) (9/2/22)



California Moves to Accelerate to 100% new ZEV sales by 2035

The California Air Resources Board approved the trailblazing Advanced Clean Cars II rule that sets California on a path to rapidly growing the zero-emission car, pickup truck and SUV market and deliver cleaner air and massive reductions in climate-warming pollution. The rule establishes a year-by-year roadmap so that by 2035 100% of new cars and light trucks sold in California will be zero-emission vehicles, including plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The regulation realizes and codifies the light-duty vehicle goals set out in Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order N-79-20. Read the ZEV press release. (8/25/22)

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