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Oil refiners more than doubled their CA profits from recent gas price spikes; this is a clear case for Windfall Profits Cap

November 29, 2022 California’s four big oil refiners more than doubled their average profit of the last 20 years from California during the recent gasoline price spikes, according to testimony delivered by Consumer Watchdog to the California Energy Commission on November 29, 2022. Consumer Watchdog also testified that the four oil refiners that report quarterly profits to their investors reported 30 percent […]

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Gov. Mills and Maine’s Congressional Delegation announce Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has delivered $966 Million to date for critical infrastructure projects

There were funds for weatherization efforts in the Infrastructure Law that Maine took advantage of. Mills Administration launches new website to track new infrastructure progress and projects across the state November 15, 2022 By Ramona du Houx Augusta, MAINE – To mark the one-year anniversary of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), Governor Janet Mills and Maine’s Congressional Delegation announced today that the landmark […]

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$53 Million for 132 Community Air Pollution Monitoring Projects Across the Nation

Largest investment for community air monitoring in EPA history funded by President Biden’s Climate and Economic Plan November 7,2022 WASHINGTON – On November 3, 2022,, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that 132 air monitoring projects in 37 states will receive $53.4 million from President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act and American Rescue Plan to enhance air quality monitoring in communities across the United States. The projects are focused on communities that are underserved, historically marginalized, and overburdened by pollution, supporting President Biden’s Justice40 Initiative. The air pollution monitoring projects are made possible by more than $30 million in Inflation Reduction Act funds, which supplemented $20 million from the American Rescue Plan and enabled EPA to support 77 additional projects, more […]

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CA Congressman Huffman, Chair of Natural Resources applauds Dept. of Interior’s plan to hold first Pacific Offshore Wind lease sale – Dec. 6

CA offshore wind turbines will be floating. Biden administration offshore wind goals are 30 gigawatts of fixed bottom offshore wind energy by 2030 and 15 gigawatts of floating offshore wind by 2035. CA’s goal is 25 by 2035 of floating offshore wind energy. October, 2022 Washington, D.C. – Natural Resources Water, Oceans, and Wildfire Subcommittee Chair Jared Huffman (CA-02), Full Committee […]

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EPA Seeks Public Input on Inflation Reduction Act Programs to Fight Climate Change, Protect Health, and Advance Environmental Justice

November 4, 2022 On November 4, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced initial public engagement and input opportunities for a subset of new and existing programs funded by President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act. These programs, which include funding for air quality projects and climate projects addressing clean energy, transportation, methane emissions, and climate super-pollutants, will advance the President’s bold […]

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$53 Million for 132 Community Air Pollution Monitoring Projects Across the Nation

Largest investment for community air monitoring in EPA history November 3, 2022 WASHINGTON – On November 3, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that 132 air monitoring projects in 37 states will receive $53.4 million from President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act and American Rescue Plan to enhance air quality monitoring in communities across the United States. The projects are focused on communities that are underserved, historically marginalized, and overburdened by pollution, supporting President Biden’s Justice40 Initiative. The air pollution monitoring projects are made possible by more than $30 million in Inflation Reduction Act funds, which supplemented $20 million from the American Rescue Plan and enabled EPA to support 77 additional projects, more than twice the number of projects initially proposed […]

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EPA Administrator Regan Announces Initial Actions to Protect Communities Following Puerto Rico Journey to Justice Tour

Actions reflect Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to building a better America and addressing environmental and health challenges in communities that are underserved and overburdened by pollution November 4, 2022 WASHINGTON (November 4, 2022) – Following through on his commitment to delivering solutions to the people of Puerto Rico, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael S. Regan announced today a series of initial actions […]

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces $1 Million for New Jersey Community Air Pollution Monitoring Projects in Elizabeth and Jersey City, NJ

Largest investment for community air monitoring in EPA history funded by President Biden’s Climate and Economic Plans November 3, 2022 NEW YORK – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected the Housing Authority of the City of Elizabeth and the City of Jersey City to receive funding to conduct community air quality monitoring for their residents. These grants are two of 132 air monitoring projects in 37 states that will receive $53.4 million from President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act and American Rescue Plan to enhance air quality monitoring in communities across the United States. The projects are focused on communities that are underserved, historically marginalized, and overburdened by pollution, supporting President Biden’s Justice40 Initiative. In addition, EPA is announcing […]

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces $3.4 Million for New York and Indian Nation Community Air Pollution Monitoring Projects

Largest investment for community air monitoring in EPA history funded by President Biden’s Climate and Economic Plans November 3, 2022 NEW YORK – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected six New York applicants and the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, to receive funding to conduct community air quality monitoring. The grants are seven of 132 air monitoring projects in 37 states that will receive $53.4 million from President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act and American Rescue Plan to enhance air quality monitoring in communities across the United States. The projects are focused on communities that are underserved, historically marginalized, and overburdened by pollution, supporting President Biden’s Justice40 Initiative. In addition, EPA is announcing direct awards to state, local, and tribal […]

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Biden-⁠Harris administration announces new actions to lower energy costs for families

By Ramona du Houx November 3, 2022 On November 2, Vice President Harris visited a union hall and training facility in Boston to highlight new steps the Biden-Harris Administration is taking to lower energy costs for working families and support good-paying jobs and manufacturing in America. These steps will provide additional support for low- and moderate-income families, and complement tax […]

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces More Than $703 Million to Improve Port Infrastructure, Strengthen National Supply Chains, Lower Costs

President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law invests billions of dollars to modernize ports of all sizes and help cut costs for Americans November 1, 2022 The U.S. Department of Transportation announced more than $703 million to fund 41 projects in 22 states and one territory that will improve port facilities through the Maritime Administration’s Port Infrastructure Development Program on October 28, […]

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Humboldt Bay Harbor District’s partnership with Crowley Wind Services to build a full-service facility to support CA offshore wind development

October 27, 2022 Humboldt Bay Harbor District has announced a partnership with a private company — Crowley Wind Services — to build a full-service facility to support offshore wind development all along the West Coast.The Humboldt Bay Harbor District has been conducting strategic planning since 2019 to establish a world-class marine terminal to service the offshore wind industry at a 180-acre site […]

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CA’s third largest oil refinery profits triple, making 78 cents per gallon in CA – compared to 50 cents in rest of US

October 27, 2022 Los Angeles, CA— California’s third biggest oil refiner made a whopping $2.26 billion off refining gasoline, tripling its profit in the third quarter, after excluding special items. PBF reported making 78 cents per gallon refining crude oil into gasoline in California in the third quarter– the greatest raw profits anywhere in the nation or world. By contrast, […]

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Participation in the CA Morro Bay Lease Areas Mutual Benefits Corporation will be open to all developers and qualified fishermen.

October 19, 2022 The Morro Bay Commercial Fishermen’s Organization (MBCFO), the Port San Luis Commercial Fisherman’s Association (PSLCFA), and Castle Wind LLC (Castle Wind), a joint venture between Trident Winds Inc. and TotalEnergies Renewables USA, are pleased to announce the formation of the Morro Bay Lease Areas Mutual Benefits Corporation (Morro Bay MBC). The purpose of the Morro Bay MBC […]

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Biden-Harris administration seeks public input on Inflation Reduction Act’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund

Stakeholder Input Will Help Shape First-of-Its-Kind Federal Fund to Mobilize Clean Energy and Climate Projects and Reduce Pollution in Disadvantaged Communities October 21, 2022 WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a coordinated stakeholder engagement strategy to help shape the implementation of the first-of-its-kind Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund created by President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act. EPA’s engagement strategy […]