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Schwarzenegger Promotes Green Rules to Climate Leaders

Article: Schwarzenegger Promotes Green Rules to Climate Leaders

POZNAN, Poland, December 8, 2008 (ENS) – Green rules and regulations will help both the climate and the economy, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today told UN delegates gathered in Poland at The Climate Group’s second annual States and Regions Climate Leaders Summit. “States and provinces have long been at the forefront of developing green technologies…

Solar Powers Staples Center Events, Green Cuisine Factory

Article: Solar Powers Staples Center Events, Green Cuisine Factory

LOS ANGELES, California, October 28, 2008 (ENS) – The famous sports and entertainment venues at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles are about to go solar in a push to advance sustainable energy practices. Highlighting companies and facilities that are going green, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today installed the last of 1,727 solar panels on…

U.S.-Mexico Border Governors Strategize to Green Their Economies

Article: U.S.-Mexico Border Governors Strategize to Green Their Economies

HOLLYWOOD, California, August 14, 2008 (ENS) – At the opening of the annual U.S.-Mexico Border Governors Conference Thursday at Universal Studios in Hollywood, host California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said he felt right at home. “I actually started my movie career right here at Universal Studios,” he told his nine fellow governors. “It was Universal Studios…

California Officials Propose $9.3 Billion Water Bond for November Ballot

Article: California Officials Propose $9.3 Billion Water Bond for November Ballot

SACRAMENTO, California, July 15, 2008 (ENS) – California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein of California jointly announced a proposal Thursday to address a severe water shortage in California by borrowing $9.3 billion to increase water storage, conveyance and conservation. Their bond proposal requires voter approval, and needs a two-thirds majority vote of…

'Together' Launches U.S. Campaign to Fight Climate Change

Article: 'Together' Launches U.S. Campaign to Fight Climate Change

NEW YORK, New York, June 6, 2008 (ENS) – On Thursday, in observance of World Environment Day, businesses, U.S. cities nationwide and nonprofit organizations joined with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to launch Together, a consumer engagement campaign on climate change. Together is an initiative of…

Dry California Officially in a State of Drought

Article: Dry California Officially in a State of Drought

SACRAMENTO, California (ENS) – After two straight years of below-average rainfall, low snowmelt runoff and the largest court-ordered water transfer restrictions in state history, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Wednesday proclaimed a statewide drought, the first official drought since 1991. The state’s final snow survey of 2008 conducted in May showed snowpack water content at only…

Tejon Ranch Agreement Conserves California's Wild Heritage

Article: Tejon Ranch Agreement Conserves California's Wild Heritage

TEJON RANCH, California, May 9, 2008 (ENS) – The publicly traded Tejon Ranch Co. and five environmental groups have agreed to permanent conservation of 90 percent of the giant ranch, the parties announced Thursday. In exchange, the Tejon Ranch is guaranteed the right to proceed with its existing development plans in three locations along the…

Solar Panels to Blanket Southern California's Commercial Roofs

Article: Solar Panels to Blanket Southern California's Commercial Roofs

FONTANA, California, March 27, 2008 (ENS) – The largest rooftop solar installation project ever proposed by a U.S. utility was announced today on the rooftop of ProLogis in Fontana by Southern California Edison officials joined by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The project will place 250 megawatts of advanced photovoltaic generating technology on 65 million square…

Pennsylvania Looks to Its Own Water Infrastructure Funding

Article: Pennsylvania Looks to Its Own Water Infrastructure Funding

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, February 28, 2008 (ENS) – By executive order, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell has established a high-level task force that will evaluate what is needed to ensure Pennsylvania maintains a sustainable water and wastewater infrastructure in view of continued budget cuts from the federal government in recent years. A federal Clean Water Needs Survey…

Governors, Mayor Form Coalition to Rebuild Ailing U.S. Infrastructure

Article: Governors, Mayor Form Coalition to Rebuild Ailing U.S. Infrastructure

LOS ANGELES, California, January 22, 2008 (ENS) – California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican; Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell, a Democrat; and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an Independent, stood beneath a Los Angeles highway interchange on Saturday to announce the formation of a non-partisan national coalition that will lobby for federal investment in America’s decaying…

Dam Upgrades Will Double Flood Protection for Sacramento

Article: Dam Upgrades Will Double Flood Protection for Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, California, January 11, 2008 (ENS) – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Friday announced the start of a construction project that will double flood protection in most areas of the Sacramento region. The project includes improvements to Folsom Dam, located on the American River about 23 miles northeast…

California Paralyzed by Powerful Snowstorm

Article: California Paralyzed by Powerful Snowstorm

SACRAMENTO, California, January 4, 2008 (ENS) – An intense storm system off the West Coast is responsible for a widespread region of heavy rain, mountain snow and high winds across northern California today. It is now pounding regions of central California, according to the National Weather Service, closing roads from Sacramento to San Francisco. This…

California Sues EPA for Rejecting Tailpipe Emissions Law

Article: California Sues EPA for Rejecting Tailpipe Emissions Law

SAN FRANCISCO, California, January 2, 2007 (ENS) – The California government today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for “wrongfully and illegally” blocking the state’s tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions standards. Fifteen other states joined the California lawsuit, and in addition, five nonprofit groups today filed suit challenging the EPA’s decision. The waiver,…