Report: Polluters dumped ~200 million lbs. of toxics into waterways
2022 heat wave/energy efficiency coverage: data, resources and interview opportunities
New report spotlights wasteful highway boondoggles in California and across the country
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Statement: California Legislature votes to create nation’s largest health and safety buffer zones around oil and gas extraction sites
Statement: California Legislature approves bill to speed up clean energy adoption
Statement: EPA targets two toxic PFAS chemicals under Superfund law
Hazardous designation would speed cleanup of dangerous PFOA and PFOS
Statement: California enacting 100% zero-emission cars sales requirement by 2035
California Air Resources Board will vote on a rule this week that will require all new cars sold in California be zero-emission vehicles by 2035.
Statement: California Legislature bans ‘forever chemicals’ in cosmetics
Legislation to ban the sale of cosmetics and personal care products in California made with toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS cleared its final hurdle in the legislature Tuesday and now heads to the Governor’s desk.
CALIFORNIA STILL NEEDS TO ADDRESS E-COMMERCE PLASTIC PACKAGING
Legislators, advocates ‘ride and drive’ electric school bus around the capitol
Environmental, consumer groups announce groundbreaking greenwashing lawsuit against DC gas company
Statement: Important hospital patient safety measure won’t be ‘suppressed’ as originally planned
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ensured a safer future for millions of American patients late Monday with the release of its final rule on the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS). The final rule excludes a proposed provision that would have “suppressed” the calculation and publication of the CMS Patient Safety and Adverse Events Composite (Patient Safety Indicator 90), which reveals how well hospitals have prevented serious patient injury.
Statement: Equifax must be held accountable for mishandling consumer data yet again
According to the Wall Street Journal, Equifax sent to lenders millions of incorrect credit scores for consumers applying for auto loans, mortgages and credit cards. The Journal reports that the scores, sent during a three-week period from mid-March through early April, were sometimes off by 20 points or more in either direction. The Journal says Equifax called the error a “technology coding issue.” We’re calling on regulators to investigate Equifax to get to the bottom of this.