Tania Pacheco-Werner, Ph.D.

Dr. Tania Pacheco-Werner is Co-Director at the Central Valley Health Policy Institute at Fresno State. She was appointed to the California Air Resources Board in December 2020 and also serves on the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District. Dr. Pacheco-Werner is a health policy researcher by training with a focus on the effects of neighborhoods on health. She has published articles on the effects of air quality on maternal-child health, and has policy publications on the relationship between air quality mitigation and residential segregation.

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SB 233 (Skinner) The EVERGreen (Electric Vehicle Energy Reliability) Green Act of 2023

Existing law requires the California Energy Commission to undertake various actions in furtherance of meeting the State’s climate, clean energy, and pollution reduction objectives, including actions related to electric vehicles. SB 233, The Electric Vehicle Energy Reliability Green (EVERGreen) Act of 2023, by Senator Nancy Skinner, and sponsored by The Climate Center, states the Legislature’s … Read more

A Climate-Safe Vision for California’s Heavy Duty Vehicle Fleets

This webinar will focus on the heavy duty vehicle sector, one of California’s biggest decarbonization challenges. Presenters will share stories from the frontlines about impacts on community health and well-being as well as opportunities for transforming heavy duty fleets. This webinar asks the question: what is the best way to transition heavy duty vehicles, including … Read more

Kimberly McCoy

Kimberly McCoy was inspired by her son, Norwood to create a healthier and thriving community for all children and families and is now a dedicated community advocate and leader. She earned a degree in accounting at Fresno City College. But it was her passion and dedication to the health of her community that led her to join Fresno Building Healthy Communities as Project Director in 2018. As a Climate and Environmental Justice Associate, Kimberly joins CCAC’s mission to create a healthier San Joaquin Valley. As a former Owner/Operator of heavy-duty trucks, she has provided valuable insight for the AB 617 truck re-route study and is dedicated to reducing the health impacts of diesel exhaust in the Valley.

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Tell California leaders to hold the line on climate investments

Photo by Tessa Richardson.

Facing a projected deficit of $22.5 billion in the state’s 2023-2024 budget, Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced $6 billion in proposed cuts to climate and clean energy programs over the next several years.  As the state recovers from rainfall and flooding supercharged by climate change, this is no time to be walking back investments in … Read more

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AB 322: Electric Program Investment Charge Program

California State Capitol Building Sacramento by Christopher Padalinski

AB 322 (Salas) This bill would require the California Energy Commission to allocate not less than 20% of the funds appropriated for the Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) program to bioenergy projects for biomass conversion. STATUS: Signed by the Governor September 23, 2021.

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ACR-188 Independent System Operator: regional cooperation: study.

This 2022 Resolution requests that by February 28, 2023, the California Independent System Operator, in consultation with the California balancing authorities, produce a report that summarizes recent relevant studies on the impacts of expanded regional cooperation on California, identifies key issues that will most effectively advance the State’s energy and environmental goals, including any available … Read more

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California’s top oil and gas regulator steps down – The Climate Center response

SAN FRANCISCO — Yesterday, Supervisor Uduak-Joe Ntuk announced that he will be stepping down as leader of the California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM). Ntuk was appointed to the role — which oversees permitting for oil and gas drilling, public health and safety, and compliance with environmental regulations — by Governor Gavin Newsom in 2019. … Read more


AB 80 – Offshore Wind Coastal Protection Act.

Existing law requires the California Energy Commission (CEC), in coordination with relevant federal, state, and local agencies, to develop a strategic plan for offshore wind (OSW) energy developments installed off the California coast in federal waters, and requires the CEC to submit the strategic plan to the Natural Resources Agency and the Legislature on or … Read more


SB-15 – Oil imports: air quality emissions data.

Existing law, the Petroleum Industry Information Reporting Act of 1980, requires refiners to report monthly to the California Energy Commission (CEC), for each of their refineries, specified information, including the origin of petroleum receipts and the source of imports of finished petroleum products. This bill would express the intent of the Legislature that the CEC … Read more