Lost in Translation: Engineering, Climate Science, and the Disconnect that Threatens California’s Infrastructure

, Western states senior climate analyst

Californians depend on a safe and robust infrastructure system to get what they need and where they need to go. It is critical to the state’s economy—the 7th largest in the world—and the safety and quality of life for all its residents. From roads and bridges to dams, reservoirs, and buildings, the state spends billions of dollars each year on infrastructure projects to preserve and enhance the system’s capacity to reliably provide these crucial services. Read more >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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