SACRAMENTO — Striking a blow against a pernicious form of pollution, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Thursday the nation’s most far-reaching restrictions on single-use plastics and packaging. The legislation heads off a November ballot measure that many lawmakers and the plastics industry hoped to avoid, and it puts California at the forefront of national efforts to eliminate polystyrene and other plastics that litter the environment, degrade into toxic particles and increasingly inhabit human blood, tissue and organs. Sen. Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica) had tried for years to get state legislators to tackle the growing plastic pollution crisis but has faced opposition from the plastics industry, some food container manufacturers and environmentalists who believe the law doesn’t go far enough. “Relief,” was how he described his emotional state after the legislation was signed. “It’s been a long journey.” The California Senate approved the bill Thursday morning with 29 ayes … [Read more...] about Newsom signs nation’s most sweeping law to phase out single-use plastics and packaging waste
President Barack Obama never missed a chance to talk about his environmental record. From his clean power plan to the Paris climate accord to emissions limits on vehicles, he made environmental policy a priority of his administration. Most of his environmental policy however, centered around his view of carbon dioxide as the most dangerous pollutant the United States produces. Climate change alarmism in the Democratic Party has deep roots, but the rise of a presidential candidate who made it such a major part of his platform, Al Gore, cemented climate change as a Democratic sacrament. If you disagreed with the Obama administration’s prioritization of carbon, but still consider yourself an environmentalist, then you may have an ally in the White House — President Trump himself. Carbon-centric energy and environmental policy is a black hole. Because of the gravity of the problem according to climate alarmists, the mitigation of climate change overwhelms any other environmental … [Read more...] about Is Donald Trump Making America’s Environment Great Again?
An error has led to the death of 21,000 fish at the University of California Davis, including an endangered species, in what the university is calling a “catastrophic failure.” The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday: About 21,000 fish, including sturgeon and endangered chinook salmon, died of chlorine exposure in a “catastrophic failure” at a UC Davis research facility, university officials said Thursday. … The Center for Aquatic Biology and Aquaculture was studying bioenergetics — how cells transform energy — and environmental stressors on fish species including green and white sturgeon and endangered chinook salmon, both of which face challenges in the wild in California. … Sacramento River winter-run chinook salmon are listed as endangered, and climate change is pushing the species to the brink of extinction amid drought and warming waters, experts say. The fate of endangered fish species is a deeply contested political topic in California, where fresh water … [Read more...] about Oops: Error Poisons 21,000 Fish at UC Davis, Including Endangered Species
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 9 WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats pushed their flagship climate change and health care bill toward House passage Friday, placing President Joe Biden on the brink of a back-from-the-dead triumph on his leading domestic goals that the party hopes will energize voters going into November’s elections. The narrowly divided House was poised to approve the legislation, which is but a shadow of the larger, more ambitious plan to supercharge environment and social programs that Biden and his party envisioned early last year. Even so, Democrats were thirsty to declare victory on top-tier goals such as providing Congress’ largest ever investment in curbing carbon emissions,reining in pharmaceutical costs and taxing large companies and show they can wring accomplishments out of a frequently gridlocked Washington that disillusions many voters. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, … [Read more...] about Dems near congressional passage of climate, health package
0 Schools The event will be hosted by Laura González and Anna Liza Manzo from Miramar College. Press Release Desk , News Partner Posted Reply Press release from San Diego Community College District: August 9, 2022 Virtual LGBTQ+ Safe Zone training will be available for all San Diego Community College The LGBTQ+ Safe Zone virtual training is for all employees who would like to: understand the issues facing LGBTQ+ individuals understand the importance of using inclusive language, including pronouns learn tools to increase LGBTQ+ inclusivity on campus and in the workplace build a stronger and more sensitive work environment The event will be hosted by Laura González and Anna Liza Manzo from Miramar College. Please email Laura González in advance for materials. Flex # 15134 (Miramar, City, Mesa) College of CE, please contact your Flex coordinator for assistance. Join the Event on Zoom … [Read more...] about San Diego Community College District: LGBTQ Safe Zone Training
(CBS DETROIT) — The State of Michigan and Consumers Energy are pledging to power more than 1,200 publicly-owned government buildings with clean energy. Officials say Michigan made a 20-year agreement with Consumers Energy to use clean energy at state government buildings throughout the Lower Peninsula. According to a press release, it supports about 68 megawatts of emission-free renewable energy in the state — equivalent to more than 20,000 cars. READ MORE: Woman Found Dead Inside SUV In Northwest Detroit “Consumers Energy and the State of Michigan are working together to power Michigan’s clean energy transformation,” said Garrick Rochow, Consumers Energy’s president and CEO. “This commitment will accelerate our already industry-leading Clean Energy Plan to develop carbon-free energy sources here in Michigan.” As part of the Clean Energy Plan , the company is hoping to close all of its coal-fired plants by 2025 and become carbon neutral by 2040. READ MORE: Lawyer In … [Read more...] about Michigan, Consumers Energy Pledge To Power More Than 1,200 Government Buildings With Clean Energy