Browsing the "Gov Gavin Newsom" Tag

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Over 315 elected officials tell Cali Gov Newsom: declare a state of emergency for the climate crisis

Elected Officials to Protect California (EOPCA), a group of over 315 officials from 49 counties throughout the state, will hold a virtual press conference on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. asking Governor Gavin Newsom to accelerate California plans to transition to 100% clean, renewable energy by the year 2035 instead of the current date of 2045. By Dan Bacher To […]

September 21st

Elected Officials to Protect CA: Trump rollbacks methane emissions, Newsom issues fracking permits

On September 12, Elected Officials to Protect California (EOPCA) issued a press release about their frustration with Newsom not responding to the letter sent to him on Valentines Day, signed by over 300 elected officials urging him to take action to halt oil and gas well permitting, put safety zones around existing wells and to phase out fossil fuel production once and for all. EOPCA […]

September 18th

Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, California’s water-stealing Delta Tunnel plan forges ahead

On April 30 during the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the negotiators for the Department of Water Resources and the State Water Contractors finalized an Agreement In Principle (AIP) for the State  Contract Amendment for Delta Conveyance, according to a notice sent out yesterday by the Kearns and West Facilitation Team. By Dan Bacher This is a significant […]

May 13th

Groups sue California over failure to analyze water project’s impact on salmon, other fish

It’s seems that nobody is happy with the California Department of Resources (DWR) over its water policies this week. Just after the state and federal water contractors sued DWR and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife over their incidental take permit for endangered species, four environmental groups on Wednesday, April 29, sued DWR in the San Francisco Superior […]

May 1st

Australia fires, California fires – it’s time to end fossil fuel production!

With Australians reeling from apocalyptic fires and California’s increasingly deadly fire season stoked by the looming climate crisis, a bipartisan group of elected officials across the state will stand in solidarity with the people of Australia and urge Governor Newsom to take emergency action at a press conference on the south steps of the State Capitol in […]

February 13th

It’s official: Delta Tunnel planning begins in California

Drawing strong criticism from salmon advocates and environmentalists and praise from water agencies and agribusiness, the Gavin Newsom Administration today formally began the planning process for a controversial single tunnel under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta when the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) released its Delta Conveyance Notice of Preparation. By Dan Bacher The notice starts the preparation of an Environmental […]

January 17th

California barrels forward on its reckless fish-killing Delta Tunnel plan

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) is moving full-speed ahead with its campaign to build the controversial single tunnel under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, as demonstrated in the latest Delta conveyance update from the agency yesterday. Conservationists, Tribal leaders, recreational anglers, commercial fishermen, environmental justice advocates, boaters, Delta business owners and elected leaders oppose […]

January 13th

Newsom appoints former EDF staffer as California’s Natural Resources Czar

California Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed Wade Crowfoot, chief executive officer of the Water Foundation from 2016 to 2018, to the position of Natural Resources Agency Secretary. The 45-year-old Crowfoot, of Oakland, will replace John Laird, who served as Secretary under Governor Jerry Brown since 2011. By Dan Bacher Crowfoot was deputy cabinet secretary and senior advisor to Governor Edmund G. […]

January 16th