California Environmental Protection Agency

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

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.


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 Californias water resources, and ensure their allocation and efficient use for the benefit of present and future generations.

CalEPA Spotlight

CalEPA Accepting Applications for Environmental Justice Small Grants

The Environmental Justice Small Grants Program is open to community-based nonprofit groups and federally recognized Tribal governments for support of environmental justice-related projects across California. Applications are due by March 21, 2019. Learn more. (12/19/18) 

News & Updates

Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award
Winners  Honored

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)

""Environmental Justice Initiative Addresses Pollution, Public Health Concerns in Pomona

The city of Pomona was the focus of CalEPA’s recent environmental justice initiative, a multi-agency, community-led effort to improve compliance with environmental regulations. Read our report and Story Map. (9/18/18)


Image - line chart showing how cabon polluiont would increase under federal proposalCalifornia Officials Testify Against Trump Administration’s Proposed Plan to Roll Back Cleaner Car Standards

Top California policymakers testified in strong opposition to the Trump Administration’s proposed rule to roll back back existing cleaner cars standards. (9/24/18)



Cover of 2018 Indicators of Climate Change in CaliforniaImpacts of Climate Change in California Significant and Increasingly Stark, New Report Says

From record temperatures to proliferating wildfires and rising seas, California is already feeling the significant and growing effects of climate change, according to a new report released today that tracks 36 indicators of climate change and its impacts on the state. (5/9/18)


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