Suffering from a decade-long drought, the Southern Nevada Water Authority, along with water representatives from New York, Los Angeles, and Seattle, appealed in a Capitol Hill briefing for help from the federal government last week, reports the Las Vegas Review.
On the heels of a great victory for the California Air Resources Board (ARB) with a superior court ruling giving the go-ahead to implement its cap-and-trade system, a federal district judge in Fresno has now ruled that California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard violates the U.S. Constitution.
The San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission proposed an amendment to its original climate change bay plan.
The EPA is requesting proposals from local governments for reducing greenhouse gas emissions while achieving additional community benefits. Under the Climate Showcase Communities Grant Program, they will provide a total of $10 million in grants distributed to around 30 entities; approximately $500,000 will be awarded to tribal governments. This is the second year of the program.