California

SCPN Spotlight: Edgar Barraza on the Importance of Advocating for Environmental Justice

All across the country, members of our State Carbon Pricing Network (SCPN) are fighting to make an impact on climate change in their communities. We have individuals in our Network from all 50 states, each experiencing climate change differently in...

Federal judge dismisses the Trump administration’s attempt to end the Western Climate Initiative

Last week, a federal judge dismissed a Trump Administration lawsuit against California’s cap-and-trade program, the Western Climate Initiative — a massive win for the state of California in their continuous battle against the current federal government on environmental protections.  The Department...

Cap-and-Trade in California: Health and Climate Benefits Greatly Outweigh Costs

We compare the costs of greenhouse gas reduction programs to the value of reducing the worldwide dangers of climate change and of improving health outcomes to determine whether the programs are a cost-effective means for spending large amounts of state...

Berkeley’s Natural Gas Ban Amplifies Carbon Pricing Benefits

Natural gas is a fossil fuel that significantly contributes to the causes of the climate crisis. It is primarily composed of methane, a gas that’s up to 105 times more powerful than carbon dioxide at trapping heat in the atmosphere....