September 10, 2021

Featured in Grist

Indigenous Action Wins the Day

A recent report by Indigenous Environmental Network and Oil Change International found that Indigenous-led resistance to 21 fossil fuel projects in the U.S. and Canada over the past decade has stopped or delayed an amount of greenhouse gas pollution equivalent to at least one-quarter of annual U.S. and Canadian emissions. 

September 10, 2021

Featured in New York Times

How California’s Recall Laws Could Change

The looming recall election of Gov. Gavin Newsom has revealed something of a paradox among Californians: We hold dear our ability to recall elected leaders from office but believe the process by which we do so to be deeply flawed.

September 9, 2021

Featured in KPBS

California’s Thirst for Water May Accelerate Global Warming

A new study finds the push to secure more water in California may hurt the state’s ability to meet greenhouse gas reduction goals. 

The nonpartisan group Next 10 and the Pacific Institute, a think tank focusing on water issues, found the state’s drive for drinkable water may exacerbate the conditions that are warming the global climate. 

August 17, 2021

Featured in The Mercury News

Newsom Says Mandatory Statewide Water Restrictions for California May Be on the Way

Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday that he may put mandatory water restrictions in place in as soon as six weeks from now as the state’s historic drought continues to worsen.

The declaration came as the governor and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan inspected recovery efforts at Big Basin Redwoods State Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains one year after a massive wildfire burned through the park’s ancient redwoods.

July 15, 2021

Featured in Los Angeles Times

With Drought Worsening, Should California Have Much Tougher Water Restrictions?

When Gov. Gavin Newsom asked Californians to voluntarily conserve water last week as he stood in front of the retreating shoreline at Lopez Lake in San Luis Obispo County, some mush have had déjà vu.

It was only six years ago when former Gov. Jerry Brown stood in a field near Lake Tahoe that was bereft of normally plentiful snow and called for water state’s punishing years-long drought. 

July 12, 2021

Featured in The Verge

Drought Is Stressing California’s Power Grid

Drought is putting pressure on California’s already stressed-out grid. As water reservoirs run dry, there’s been a significant drop in hydroelectric generation. Without enough water pressure to quickly turn turbine blades, there could be electricity shortages right when residents need it the most.