Earlier this year, CalEPA Secretary Jared Blumenfeld convened the California-Mexico Border Relations Council for its first meeting under the Newsom administration. As documented in a new report, member agencies have made significant progress on a number of joint California-Mexico initiatives in the border region, from efforts to address cross-border pollution to a new task force that is providing support services for migrant families. Read more in the 2018 California-Mexico Border Relations Council Annual Report.
News & Updates
In a move to protect workers, public health and the environment, CalEPA announced that the Department of Pesticide Regulation is acting to ban the use of the pesticide and toxic air contaminant chlorpyrifos in California by initiating cancellation of the pesticide. Read the news release. (en español) (5/8/19)
As climate change continues to threaten the state’s water infrastructure and reliability, Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order directing his administration to think differently and act boldly by developing a comprehensive strategy to build a climate-resilient water system. Read the Governor’s press release. (4/29/19)
The California Senate has confirmed Jared Blumenfeld as Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA). Blumenfeld was confirmed with a bipartisan vote of 32-3. Read the press release. (3/26/19)
Ten California organizations received the state’s highest environmental honor, the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA), in a December ceremony at CalEPA. Watch the photo slideshow and video, read the press release and learn more about the recipients on the GEELA home page. (12/7/18)