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June 23, 2017 | Legal Document

Bakersfield Crude Terminal Decision 06/23/17

Plaintiffs challenge San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District's (AirDistrict) 2014 approval of permits authorizing the construction of an oily water sewer system (sewer system) for a rail-to-pipeline transfer terminal in Kem County. Plaintiffs contend Air District violated the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA; Pub. Resources Code,§ 21000 et seq.1) by concluding the proposed sewer system involved only ministerial actions, and was therefore exempt from environmental review. Plaintiffs argue approval of the permits was discretionary, not ministerial and, therefore, the CEQA exemption determination was wrong.

June 15, 2017 | In the News: TIME Magazine

Why California's Climate Change Fight Is Also About Public Health

Adrian Martinez, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: "In California, we need to address our climate pollution problem, and we need to address our air quality problem. The goals go hand in hand. We need to drastically decrease the amount of fossil fuels we combust. ... LA is kind of the perfect place to become the electric vehicle capital of the world: we have lots of passenger vehicles, we have lots of transit buses. Electrification of our transportation sector is critical."

June 14, 2017 | Legal Document

CPA Rule implementation delay

Complaint against the EPA for delaying for a year implementation of the updated Certified Pesticide Applicator Rule

June 6, 2017 | In the News: LA Times

California Regulators Weigh Whether The State Needs More Power Plants

Angela Johnson Meszaros, Staff Attorney, California Regional Office, Los Angeles: “As our city struggles with the worst smog we’ve seen in years, we appreciate that LADWP is taking some much-needed time to reassess its plans to build fossil fuel power plants. We look forward to the day that LADWP announces that we are going to power our city with 100% clean energy.”

May 30, 2017 | Letter

SB 100 Sign-on Support Letter

To Senator Kevin De León: "Our organizations write to express our support for Senate Bill 100, which will accelerate the state’s current 50% Renewables Portfolio Program (RPS) requirement to 2025, raise the RPS to 60% in 2030, and establish a goal for the state to satisfy all its electricity needs from carbon-free resources by 2045."