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CARB bans sale of new gas-powered vehicles

September 16, 2022 / By

In order to curb climate change, the California Air Resource Board (CARB) voted on August 25 to ban the sale of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035. 

California lawmakers approve 3200ft setbacks for new and existing wells

September 6, 2022 / By and
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On August 31, Senate Bill (SB) 1137, a bill that will prevent new permits for oil and gas drilling within a 3,200-feet comprehensive health and safety zone, was voted 25-10 by Senators to advance to the Governor’s desk. 

Free COVID-19 home testing kits set to set to stop due to lack of funding

August 29, 2022 / By
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The United States government is ending its free at-home COVID-19 testing kits in September due to the lack of funding.

President Biden signs Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 into law

August 23, 2022 / By
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On August 16, President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 into law which will lower costs for families, combat the climate crisis, reduce the deficit, and finally ask the largest corporations to pay their fair share.

Governor Gavin Newsom announces plan to address youth mental health

August 18, 2022 / By
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Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled his “Master Plan for Kids Mental Health” on Thursday. The plan is in response to increased depression and suicide rates in California children. 

How California will increase water supply amidst hotter, drier weather

August 12, 2022 / By
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Yesterday in Antioch, Governor Gavin Newsom announced California’s latest actions to increase water supply and adapt to more extreme weather patterns caused by climate change.