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California Leads States Demanding EPA Tackle Global Warming

Article: California Leads States Demanding EPA Tackle Global Warming

SACRAMENTO, California, December 4, 2008 (ENS) – California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. once again is urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to use its authority under the Clean Air Act to combat climate change. With U.S. greenhouse gas emissions rising year after year, according to a report issued this week by the U.S.…

Stockton Agrees to Halt Sprawl, Cut Greenhouse Gases

Article: Stockton Agrees to Halt Sprawl, Cut Greenhouse Gases

STOCKTON, California, September 17, 2008 (ENS) – The central California city of Stockton has agreed to identify and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging downtown growth instead of allowing development to sprawl. The city will cut down on emissions by constructing thousands of new residential units within its current city limits, putting a rapid transit…

California Fights Nestle's Plan to Bottle Pristine Waters

Article: California Fights Nestle's Plan to Bottle Pristine Waters

SACRAMENTO, California, August 4, 2008 (ENS) – The State of California will challenge the environmental plan for a bottled water plant that Nestle Waters North America intends to build in Siskiyou County if the company does not revise its contract to pump water from the McCloud River, says the state’s top lawyer. “It takes massive…

States, Enviros Warn EPA Over Ship, Aircraft Emissions

Article: States, Enviros Warn EPA Over Ship, Aircraft Emissions

WASHINGTON, DC, August 3, 2008 (ENS) – Formal letters warning of impending lawsuits over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s failure to address greenhouse gas emissions from ocean-going ships and aircraft have been filed by four state attorneys general, three state agencies, New York City and a coalition of conservation groups. The conservation groups’ notice of…

California Sues 'Natural' Companies Over Carcinogen in Soaps

Article: California Sues 'Natural' Companies Over Carcinogen in Soaps

SACRAMENTO, California, June 10, 2008 (ENS) – California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. has filed a lawsuit against companies that manufacture or distribute body care and household cleaning products that have tested highest for the carcinogenic chemical 1,4-dioxane. The lawsuit was filed May 29 in the Alameda County Superior Court. Named as defendants are…

California Cities, Counties Invited to Low-Carbon Workshops

Article: California Cities, Counties Invited to Low-Carbon Workshops

SACRAMENTO, California, February 20, 2008 (ENS) – California’s cities and counties must take action now to combat global warming by limiting emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, says California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. In 534 letters mailed statewide Tuesday, Brown invited mayors, local planning directors, and county supervisors to attend workshops…

States Petition EPA to Control Climate Gases from Nonroad Engines

Article: States Petition EPA to Control Climate Gases from Nonroad Engines

SACRAMENTO, California, January 28, 2008 (ENS) – California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. will host a news conference Tuesday announcing a petition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency asking the agency to adopt greenhouse gas emissions standards for nonroad vehicles, engines and equipment. Other states, government agencies, and national environmental organizations that are joining…

States Seek Fraud Protection for Carbon Offset Market

Article: States Seek Fraud Protection for Carbon Offset Market

WASHINGTON, DC, January 25, 2008 (ENS) – Citing the potential “to manipulate the system,” California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today recommended that the Federal Trade Commission sharpen its guidelines for businesses that sell carbon emission offset credits. Activities such as driving cars and running power plants produce greenhouse gas emissions which trap heat…

EPA Rejects California's Greenhouse Gas Tailpipe Law

Article: EPA Rejects California's Greenhouse Gas Tailpipe Law

WASHINGTON, DC, December 19, 2007 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, has denied California’s request to impose greenhouse gas emissions limits on motor vehicles. It is the first time the EPA has ever denied a waiver request under the Clean Air Act, and California officials are already preparing their lawsuit. California sought a…

Los Angeles Port Agrees to Monitor Greenhouse Gases

Article: Los Angeles Port Agrees to Monitor Greenhouse Gases

Trucks enter the gates of the Port of Los Angeles (Photo: Port of LA – Left) LOS ANGELES, California, December 17, 2007 (ENS) – The Los Angeles Harbor Commission on Thursday approved an agreement with the Port of Los Angeles to “identify and reduce” some of the greenhouse gases generated at the port at the…

California Tailpipe Emissions Law Upheld in Federal Court

Article: California Tailpipe Emissions Law Upheld in Federal Court

FRESNO, California, December 12, 2007 (ENS) – A federal district judge today upheld a 2002 California law that regulates the emission of greenhouse gases from the tailpipes of cars and trucks. The California emissions standard requires a 30 percent reduction in tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions by 2016. The reduction would be phased in gradually starting…

States, Groups Demand Aircraft Climate Emission Limits

Article: States, Groups Demand Aircraft Climate Emission Limits

LOS ANGELES, California, December 6, 2007 (ENS) – Calling aviation a “large and rapidly growing source” of greenhouse gas emissions, California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. is petitioning the federal government to adopt global warming regulations for aircraft. California is part of a coalition of five states, two cities, environmental groups and a California…