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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…

Bipartisan Consensus Builds for California Water Bond

Article: Bipartisan Consensus Builds for California Water Bond

SACRAMENTO, California, February 21, 2008 (ENS) – A secure water supply for California in the face of climate change and a court order to retain water in the Delta for an endangered fish were on the table today as Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger hosted a meeting with U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein of California. Around the table…

Will Candidates' Green Talk Lead to Presidential Action?

Article: Will Candidates' Green Talk Lead to Presidential Action?

WASHINGTON, DC, February 4, 2008 (ENS) – Millions of Americans will vote in the Super Tuesday primary elections on February 5th, and many will consider the candidates’ shade of green before casting their ballots. From addressing climate change to touting biofuels, the presidential hopefuls promise a wide range of sustainable actions if elected. But which…

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,…

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…

California Prepares for Winter Rains to Flood Burned Areas

Article: California Prepares for Winter Rains to Flood Burned Areas

SACRAMENTO, California, December 10, 2007 (ENS) – Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has directed the California Office of Emergency Services to prepare for the upcoming weather conditions that pose a serious threat of flooding, particularly in areas where the Southern California wildfires recently burned more than half a million acres from Los Angeles to south of San…

California Leads the Charge to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

Article: California Leads the Charge to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

The increasing concern about global warming has put pressure on all states to change their habits, though taking the first initiative can be difficult. California is taking that step forward by passing a bill that will require immediate efforts in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Environmentally conscious goals have been made official in California. By 2020,…