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California Just Made Climate Change History. How Did it Happen?

, Western states policy manager

The day before yesterday I sat in the gallery of the California Senate and saw something that just a few weeks ago I wasn’t expecting: Senators casting the final vote on an historic set of bills—Senate Bill 32 (Pavley) and Assembly Bill 197 (E. Garcia)—that reaffirm the state’s commitment to addressing climate change through 2030. After the vote was over, my colleagues and I shared hugs, smiles, and tears as the weight of the accomplishment washed over us. It was a great day. Read more >

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Leading Scientists Urge California Lawmakers to Act on Climate Change This Year

, Western states policy manager

There are just eight working days left in the 2016 legislative session, and the biggest question in the state Capitol is whether lawmakers will vote to extend California’s successful programs to fight climate change. Read more >

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Photo: California Department of Water Resources

The Devil Is in the Data: Principles for Ensuring the Success of Groundwater Management

, climate scientist

During this California drought, half of our water has come from underground. Responsible groundwater management is necessary to ensure water availability in the future. Read more >

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Ten Years After: Looking Back on California’s Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32)

, director, California & Western States

California’s experience clearly demonstrates that it is possible to have a healthy economy while systematically and significantly lowering emissions from dirty fossil fuels. Read more >

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Leave California’s ‘New’ Water in the Ground

, climate scientist

California media have been heralding the discovery of “new water” in deep aquifers as a possible solution to the state’s ongoing drought and water shortages. Accessing these waters, however, would be extremely expensive due to their great depth and poor quality. Read more >

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