Lawmakers Question Batjer on PG&E's Rolling Blackouts

Tribune News Service

Acting on an order from Gov. Gavin Newsom, the California Independent System Operator, the California Energy Commission and the Public Utilities Commission last week released a preliminary root-cause analysis into the first rolling blackouts in California since 2001.

How California Will Prepare Its Infrastructure for More Climate Catastrophes

Jason Barbose, Western States Policy Manager: Union of Concerned Scientists (Blog)

With climate change here and getting worse, we must adapt our lives to live with it. One change we must make is how we account for climate change in infrastructure projects. When we fail to appropriately consider climate change in the design and maintenance of infrastructure the results are not pretty: dams break, the power goes out, roads and bridges flood, and groundwater wells dry up.

Gov Newsom Signs Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act, Banning The Manufacture Or Sale Of Cosmetic Products Containing 24 Specified Toxic Chemicals

The Patch.com / Desk, News Partner

The bill, authored by Al Muratsuchi, bans the use of 24 toxic chemicals known to cause cancer, reproductive harm and hormone disruption.

Torrance, CA – Governor Gavin Newsom today signed Assembly Bill (AB) 2762, the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act which, starting in 2025, will prohibit the manufacture or sale of any cosmetic product in the State of California containing any of 24 specified toxic chemicals, consistent with a similar prohibition previously enacted by the European Union and other countries.

Governor Vetoes Bill Aimed at Improving Transparency Within Drinking Water Program

SACRAMENTO – California has an important yet complex regulatory system for ensuring Californians receive clean drinking water. Governor Newsom vetoed AB 2560 by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) that would have provided greater transparency to the process the state uses when identifying certain levels of contaminants found in drinking water.

Governor Signs bill to Improve Transparency Within Drinking Water Program

SACRAMENTO – California has an important yet complex regulatory system for ensuring Californians receive clean drinking water. Governor Newsom signed AB 2560 by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) that will provide greater transparency to the process the state uses when identifying certain levels of contaminants found in drinking water.

Quirk Bill to Protect Communication During Catastrophic Events is Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) that creates an expedited process for the installation of low-emission, emergency standby generators that will provide back-up power for telecommunication throughout our state during a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event, or a catastrophic emergency, has been signed into law by Governor Newsom. 

Bill to Provide Relief to the Cannabis Industry is Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO – A bill authored by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) to ease the regulatory burden on the cannabis industry has been signed into law. The bill, AB 1458 will increase the Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) variance for edible cannabis products.