California Announces Plan to Retire New Gas-Powered Cars by 2035

WASHINGTON — California rolled out an aggressive plan Wednesday to mandate a steady increase in sales of electric and zero-emission vehicles, a first in the country to ban new gasoline-powered cars by 2035. Under the proposed rule published by the California Air Resources Board, the state will require that 35 percent of new passenger cars …

How California Is Building the Nation’s First Privacy Police

Tracy Rosenberg, executive director of the nonprofit Media Alliance, a Bay Area public interest group that also works with Oakland Privacy, a community group, said the agency would face “a certain amount of political pressure.” “We really don’t know how the governor and Legislature will react if there is a pullback due to the measures …

Wolves and Misinformation About Them Make their way back to California

In contrast, California, a state with both extreme rural and extreme urban areas, has one of the strongest state endangered species in the nation. Killing a wolf is a crime in California. Where wolves roam, the state’s fish and wildlife agency monitors their whereabouts and collects blood samples, DNA samples, weight statistics, and health information …

Newsom’s New Covid Plan Aims To Get California Out of ‘Crisis Mode’

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Sunday described the new pandemic plan he released last week as a “more logical and sustainable” approach that would bring the state out of “crisis mode”, with Omicron cases dropping significantly. many residents were eager to continue. His comments on MSNBC came after an announcement from government officials last week. …

California Returns as Climate Leader with Help from the White House

Under the Clean Air Act of 1970, the EPA granted California a waiver to set stricter exhaust pipe standards than federal limits to combat smoke problems. As the most populous state and the fifth largest economy in the world, California has managed to impress automakers and set the pace for the rest of the country. …

California Sues Tesla Saying It Allows Racial Discrimination

A California state agency is suing Tesla in a lawsuit that became public on Thursday, accusing it of allowing racial discrimination and harassment to flourish at its San Francisco Bay Area factory. The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing said hundreds of Tesla employees reported being subjected to racist graffiti and widespread use of …

Redwood Forest in California Returned to Indigenous Tribes

Hidden in Northern California’s Mendocino County, the 523-acre rugged forest is filled with ghostly stumps of ancient alder trees harvested during a logging that wiped out more than 90 percent of West Coast species. But the nearly 200 acres are still dense with old redwoods freed from logging. The land was a hunting, fishing and …