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News Room: Environment

June 2012

Friday, June 01, 2012
Senate Passes Simitian Bill To Protect Coastal Areas

May 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Budget Subcommittee To Vote Wednesday on Plan To Keep State Parks Open

February 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012
Simitian Legislation Creates Largest Coastal No-Discharge Zone in the Nation

Monday, February 13, 2012
EPA Bans Ships from Dumping Waste off State Coast

January 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Simitian to be Named the Power Association of Northern California’s ‘Person of the Year’

December 2011

Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Simitian To Be Honored as “Solar Hero”

October 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Simitian Legislation Preserves Funding for Child Abuse Prevention and Endangered Species

Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Governor Signs Simitian Bill Streamlining Environmental Review

September 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Op-Ed: Protect the Environment and Grow the Economy

Thursday, September 15, 2011
Bill Streamlining Environmental Review Process Heads to Governor

June 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Simitian Honored As A “Clean Power Champion” For 2011

May 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Green California Lauds Simitian as ‘Environmental Champion’

April 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011
Signing ceremony for Simtian’s 33% renewables bill

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Gov. Brown signs law requiring 33% of energy be renewable by 2020

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Governor signs ambitious renewable energy legislation

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Simitian’s 33% Renewable Energy Bill Signed by Governor Brown

Monday, April 11, 2011
Simitian To Attend Signing Ceremony For 33% Renewables Bill

March 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Renewable-energy bill passed by Legislature

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Simitian’s 33% Renewable Energy Bill Clears Legislature

Thursday, March 10, 2011
Why is Green Tech such a foreign concept?

February 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011
Senate Passes Renewables Bill

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Renewable energy ‘on’ switch

January 2011

Tuesday, January 04, 2011
We’re meeting goals on renewable energy - but they should be higher

December 2010

Friday, December 31, 2010
Law meant to boost economy, construction

Wednesday, December 08, 2010
More renewable energy demanded of state utilities - again

Monday, December 06, 2010
Simitian Reintroduces 33% Renewable Energy Bill

Saturday, December 04, 2010
Democratic lawmakers will revisit bills vetoed by Schwarzenegger

September 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Simitian Bill to Streamline Environmental Process Signed Into Law

Thursday, September 02, 2010
Simitian Bill to Streamline Environmental Process Passes Legislature

August 2010

Saturday, August 28, 2010
Green goal line in sight: 33 percent renewable electricity bill nearing key votes

Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Simitian Welcomes EPA’s ‘No Discharge’ Ruling for Ships

Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Ban on sewage dumping along California coast to get federal teeth

July 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010
Time to end fight over renewables

Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Simitian Bill Streamlines Environmental Process, Preserves Essential Protections

June 2010

Sunday, June 27, 2010
New state agency tries to revive delta

Saturday, June 26, 2010
Renewable energy: Pass SB 722

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010
California renewable power bill passes first test

March 2010

Friday, March 05, 2010
Simitian pushes bill to mandate more clean energy, again

Thursday, March 04, 2010
Simitian Reintroduces 33% Renewable Energy Bill

February 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010
Aquaculture made safe

Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Delta Dawn?

Monday, February 01, 2010
Simitian Honored With Distinguished Leadership Award

January 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010
Senate bill gives state bigger role in LNG proposals

December 2009

Thursday, December 31, 2009
New year bringing new laws

Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Simitian gets high marks from green groups, seniors

Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Simitian Receives Top Marks From Environmental and Senior Groups

November 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009
Simitian Delta Protection and Water Supply Bill Signed by Governor

Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Calif. Lawmakers Pass Water Plan

Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Simitian Delta/Water Bill Approved By Legislature, Goes To Governor For Signature

Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Major components of water overhaul pass Senate

October 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009
Saving Our Outside Lands

Sunday, October 11, 2009
Steinberg, Simitian Comment on Governor’s Veto of Renewable Standard Bill

Friday, October 09, 2009
Steinberg & Simitian Call for Continued Talks on an Enforceable Renewable Portfolio Standard

September 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009
Oakland Tribune: Gov. Schwarzenegger should sign bill regulating needle disposal

Wednesday, September 23, 2009
San Mateo County Times Op-Ed: Safe needle disposal is a shared responsibility

Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Los Altos Town Crier: Energy bill may be boon for business

Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Mercury News Editorial: The utility plan needs to have the weight of law

Tuesday, September 15, 2009
SF Chronicle Editorial: A clean-energy plan in doubt

Monday, September 14, 2009
Environmentalists and Utilities Call on Governor to Sign 33% Renewable Energy Bills

Monday, September 14, 2009
Media Advisory: Simitian to Hold Conference Call on Renewable Energy Bill

Monday, September 14, 2009
Daily Post: Simitian Fights for Renewables

Saturday, September 12, 2009
Sac Bee: California Legislature ready to ratchet up renewable energy targets

Saturday, September 12, 2009
CA Progress Report: 33% Renewable Energy Bill Approved by Legislature

Saturday, September 12, 2009
Bloomberg: California Lawmakers Pass Mandate Boosting Renewable Power

Saturday, September 12, 2009
33% Renewable Energy Bill Approved by Legislature, on its way to Governor

Thursday, September 10, 2009
Mercury News: Push for renewable energy lauded, but divisions over details remain

Sunday, September 06, 2009
Mercury News: California must fix the broken ecosystem that supplies two-thirds of its water

Friday, September 04, 2009
San Francisco Chronicle: Charge into renewables

Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Mercury News Editorial: Legislature should reject utilities’ demands, pass clean-energy law

August 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009
Country’s largest public utility supports Simitian renewable energy bill

Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Mercury News: The South Bay needs the Delta peripheral canal

Tuesday, August 25, 2009
LA Times: On water issue, Democrats try to give up some power

Wednesday, August 19, 2009
New York Times: Water Compromise Elusive in Calif. Debate Over ‘Broken’ Ecosystem

Monday, August 17, 2009
KQED Forum: Water Bill Hearing Preview

Thursday, August 06, 2009
A New Fix for California’s Water Woes?

May 2009

Monday, May 04, 2009
Simitian To Hold Senate’s First Online Town Hall

Saturday, May 02, 2009
Citizen lawmakers testify in Senate

April 2009

Thursday, April 30, 2009
“Oughta Be A Law” Bills Pass First Hurdle

Thursday, April 16, 2009
Senate Passes Santa Cruz County Open Space Plan

Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Simitian’s SB 12 to revitalize and protect San Joaquin Delta passes senate committee

Sunday, April 12, 2009
Senate bill would boost Santa Cruz County effort to preserve open space

March 2009

Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Senate Approves 33% Renewable Energy Bill

Tuesday, March 31, 2009
California Senate votes for stronger renewable energy mandate

Thursday, March 19, 2009
Simitian announces ‘oughta be a law’ contest winners

Thursday, March 19, 2009
Simitian Announces “Oughta Be A Law” Contest Winners

Sunday, March 15, 2009
Simitian says more clean energy is urgent

February 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009
Opinion: California can produce more green electricity

January 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Simitian to head environmental committees

Thursday, January 15, 2009
Simitian to Chair Key Environment Committees

Thursday, January 01, 2009
New year means new laws taking effect

December 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008
New Year to Bring Protections for Victims of Sexual Abuse, Veterans & Seniors

Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Simitian Pushes Renewable Energy Use: Legislation Would Require 33% by 2020

September 2008

Monday, September 29, 2008
Governor Signs Simitian Oil Spill Prevention Legislation

Monday, September 29, 2008
Governor Signs Simitian “Green Chemistry” Bill

July 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008
Global warming education bill didn’t deserve to be iced

Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Lawmakers favor trees in feud over shaded solar panels

Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Trees Vs. Solar Issue Put To Rest In The Capitol

April 2008

Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Senate Approves “Trees Vs. Solar” Legislation 38-0

Wednesday, April 16, 2008
California proposes ocean rangers

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