As environmental lawyers practicing in four markets in the State of California, we have the spectrum of legal issues facing the environmental and natural resources industry covered. EPA tells California it is ‘failing to meet its obligations’ to protect the environment Traffic moves across the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge over San Francisco Bay on Sept. 17. A strong economy in the U.S. and in some other key global markets pushed the ENR 2019 Top 200 Environmental Firms to revenue levels not seen for some years. For decades, we have been told it would one day turn oceans of salt water into fresh and quench the world’s thirst. Few issues involve so many different aspects of state government as does the opioid epidemic. Here are the big issues the California Legislature tackled in 2019 - Los Angeles Times California has pioneered some of the toughest state environmental legislation to address environmental issues.

To bring all of this closer to home, we’re listing the 10 most critical environmental problems in Southern California. It’s been a long time coming for desalination — de-sal for short.

Currently there are 11 desalination plants in California, and 10 more are proposed. By . California lawmakers tackled policing, environmental and labor rules in 2019. California's reign as the U.S. state with the worst air pollution continues as Los Angeles is again the nation's smoggiest metro area, according to a report released Wednesday.

This is a worst-possible wildfire scenario for Southern California. Among behavioral health, the criminal justice system and social services, the situation has reached crisis levels. People with mental illness and substance use disorders, like opioid addiction, are more prevalent in jails and prisons than in the general population. The state is on the front lines grappling with income inequality, housing affordability, and climate change.

The CWEMF, which was formed in 1994, carries out this mission by: • Facilitating an open exchange of information on California water issues; Every year, climate change makes a “catastrophic” fire like this one more and more likely. California Gov. (SACRAMENTO, CA – Feb. 12, 2019) “California has long been an environmental leader, and Gov. Since 2014, our national organization's Clean Water Network has connected these local heroes with each other, uniting over 250 local and regional watershed groups around the country so they can be more effective champions for clean water. California education issues to watch in 2019 — and predictions of what will happen There will be curbs on charter schools and arguments over school bonds, testing, public pensions. Newsom today sent a powerful message that the state will continue that legacy. Will those fights last into 2020? Gavin Newsom (D) also has proposed $5.7 million to support the transition to “safer, more sustainable alternatives,” according to the California Environmental Protection Agency.