On November 10, 2022, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) released its latest proposed decision for how residential rooftop solar customers, schools, churches, farms, and businesses will be compensated for the electricity they deliver back to the grid. Unfortunately, pressure from corporate utilities resulted in a proposal that would slash the rate paid to these … Read more
Governor Newsom is right: “Big Oil is fleecing you.” In California, the oil industry’s greed knows no bounds. California refiners have used their control of the market to rip us off at the pump and rake in massive profits, far beyond prior years. Governor Newsom is pushing to cap oil refiners’ windfall profits and send … Read more
On September 16, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 1137 into law. The law protects public health and safety by banning new oil and gas wells within 3,200 feet of homes, schools, hospitals, and other sensitive sites. This law was scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2023 — but the oil and gas … Read more
Update November 16, 2022: The California Air Resources Board (CARB) released its final Scoping Plan, the state’s five-year roadmap for achieving its climate goals. After months of consultation with climate experts and advocates, as well as intervention from Governor Newsom, the plan reflects some significant improvements. These include a commitment to avoid the buildout of … Read more
It’s been a breakthrough year for climate action in California. Take a moment to thank Governor Gavin Newsom for signing these key bills into law!