California


california-electric-car

California Zooms Past 200,000 Electric Cars

, senior engineer, Clean Vehicles

Electric vehicles hit another milestone in California last month. We can’t know for sure, but over Presidents Day weekend the 200,000th EV was likely sold in the state, meaning California is on its way to hitting the state’s goal of 1 .5 million electric drive cars and trucks on the road by 2025. Read more >

Bookmark and Share

Five Reasons to Pass the Climate Science Truth and Accountability Act (SB 1161)

, Western states policy manager

The Climate Science Truth and Accountability Act of 2016 (SB 1161) would give explicit authority to public prosecutors in California to take legal action against businesses that have deceived the public about the scientific evidence of climate change over the past 30 years. Read more >

Bookmark and Share

The Devil Is in the Details: Forming California’s New Groundwater Sustainability Agencies

Dave Owen, , UCS

“We Don’t Do Groundwater,” the title began, and until recently, that was true—in spite of the immense importance of the resource. Outside of a few urban areas in coastal southern California, California groundwater use regulation was largely an oxymoron. Read more >

Bookmark and Share

gw-impacts-groundwater-pump-pipe-water

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: New California Groundwater Regulations Missing Metrics to Define Sustainability

, climate scientist

The landmark Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) now has draft regulations available for public comment. They are a mix of good, bad, and ugly. Read more >

Bookmark and Share

gw-impacts-drought-uvas-reservoir-california

Tipping Points: How 2016 Will Shape California’s Water Future

, climate scientist

Today, draft regulations were posted for public comment that will determine how billions of dollars from the water bond (Proposition 1) will be given out to fund new water infrastructure projects.

The requirements for vetting these projects should include using the best available climate science, but right now, they don’t.

Read more >

Bookmark and Share