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California launches international methane-reduction initiative during Climate Week

California has announced the launch of a new climate initiative that will recruit subnational governments worldwide to commit to mitigating and reducing methane, with founding signatories from Mexico, South Africa, Brazil, Nigeria, and India. The new Subnational Methane Action Initiative was launched by Gov. Gavin Newsom at Climate Week in New York City. Seven jurisdictions from across the globe have signed on so far. Tackling methane emissions is key; while the impacts of other emissions reductions may not be felt until later, it only takes a decade for methane to break down. Read the press release. (9/20/23)

New California-Nevada report shows efforts to meet Lake Tahoe Clarity Challenge continue to make an impact

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Bi-state efforts to reduce pollution and restore Lake Tahoe’s world-famous water clarity remain on track, according to an annual lake performance report released by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) and the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board, part of the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA). The report outlines the program’s progress and highlights the commitment of Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Program partners to help restore Lake Tahoe’s water clarity. Read the press release. (8/8/23)

CalEPA welcomes three new members to its Tribal Advisory Committee

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CalEPA announced three new additions to its Tribal Advisory Committee (TAC), which now has a total of eight members. The TAC’s mission is to educate CalEPA and its boards, departments and office (BDOs) and advocate concerning the tribal beliefs and perspectives of cultural resources protection, environmental protection, and historical and current day tribal lands stewardship of the environment; and develop strategies and action plans to address tribal environmental issues under CalEPA purview. Read the press release. (6/22/23)

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