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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

NEWS RELEASE: Californians rally to save rooftop solar

LOS ANGELES and SAN FRANCISCO -- Hundreds of Californians rallied in the state’s two most famous cities Thursday, calling on Gov. Gavin Newsom and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to make major changes to a proposal that would impose a tax on rooftop solar power generation. Other parts of the country where similar taxes were imposed saw precipitous drops in rooftop solar as a result.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Chevron, Hilcorp reportedly spend $10 million to get out of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge leases

Chevron and Hilcorp have paid $10 million to terminate their leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, according to the Anchorage Daily News, citing page 21 of the 2021 Arctic Slope annual report. A Chevron spokesperson confirmed “Chevron’s decision to formally relinquish its legacy lease position” to the Alaskan newspaper, while Hilcorp did not comment to the outlet.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: Interior Department proposes first offshore California wind lease sales

The Department of the Interior has announced the first proposed lease sales for wind power off the shore of California and the United States’ West Coast. 

News Release | Environment America and Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: The Home Depot shareholders take first step to protect forests

A majority of The Home Depot shareholders voted on Thursday to take a first step toward reducing the hardware giant's forest footprint. The resolution, introduced by Green Century Capital Management°, Environment America’s affiliated socially responsible mutual fund company, requests that “Home Depot issue a report assessing if and how it could increase the scale, pace, and rigor of its efforts to eliminate deforestation and the degradation of primary forests in its supply chains.” This action comes a month after The Home Depot’s chief rival, Lowe’s, voluntarily committed to undertaking similar measures.