The Latest by Adenike Adeyeye

Sr. Research & Policy Analyst / Advocacy Representative

Adenike was the Sr. Research & Policy Analyst / Advocacy Representative for the California regional office in San Francisco, CA, from 2012–2018. She analyzed technical data and policy to support litigation and administrative advocacy focused on air quality, clean energy, and environmental health.

A cargo train passes the windmills outside of Palm Springs, Calif.
August 5, 2016

Cleaning Up California’s Dirty Freight System

California asserts its commitment to a strong economy and a healthy environment in its new Sustainable Freight Action Plan, but the state can do even more to clean up the polluting freight system.

Andy Dean Photography/Shutterstock
July 7, 2016

Obama Administration Lowballs Energy Storage Goals

The Obama administration announces support for renewable energy and storage, but its target for energy storage resources underestimates the power of the market.

Smog in the San Joaquin Valley
October 28, 2015

Smoggy California District Lobbies Congress to Weaken the Clean Air Act

The head of one California air district went to Washington, D.C., to try to weaken the “impossible to meet” standards of the Clean Air Act, on the same day the California Air Resources Board presented its plan to meet those standards.

A smoggy day in California's Central Valley in January, 2015.
June 12, 2015

Officials in California’s San Joaquin Valley Fail to Protect Kids from Air Pollution

The South Coast air district used updated risk data to better protect children from toxic air pollutants, while the San Joaquin Valley air district used that same data to double the acceptable cancer risk threshold for industry.

Smog hangs over the hills where cattle graze in the San Joaquin Valley, Calif.
April 3, 2015

California Air District Blames Overseas Pollution for Local Air Quality Challenges

The local air district in California’s San Joaquin Valley blames ozone pollution from overseas, rather than lax regulation at home, for the valley’s notoriously poor air quality.

San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm in California
April 1, 2015

Planning for California’s Clean Energy Future

A recent ruling in the California Public Utilities Commission’s long-term planning proceeding represents a step toward creating an electricity grid driven by clean energy.

Janet Rodriguez, a fifth grader from Oakland, Calif., wears a mask adorned with an "I Love Clean Air" logo at a rally outside of the EPA Ozone hearing in Sacramento on Feb. 2, 2015.
February 4, 2015

Youth Rally for Cleaner Air

A sizable youth following made their voices heard at a public hearing in Sacramento on the EPA's proposed update to the ozone standard.

A wind farm located along I-10, west of Palm Springs, California.
January 5, 2015

Coming Clean in California: How the Golden State Is Winning the Renewable Energy Race

California's growing reliance on renewable energy is made possible by its forward-thinking energy policies.

A scientist holds a lithium Ion battery made in the materials lab at the Solar Energy Research Facility at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO.
October 28, 2014

A Bright Future for Energy Storage in California

California’s energy storage market is showing just how regulation can encourage innovation.

Oil and gas fields in California's Central Valley.
August 29, 2014

Valley Air District Will Miss Soot Deadline

Well, it happened. As we predicted back in June, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District officially has no hope of attaining the 1997 soot standard by the Dec. 31, 2014 deadline.