Environmental / Agriculture

CalChamber Member Blue Diamond Awarded $45 Million to Expand Climate Smart Orchard Programs

Blue Diamond Growers, a member of the California Chamber of Commerce, announced this week that it was awarded $45 million in funds provided by...

Job Killer Bill Stopped in Final Hours of Session; Bill to Re-License Diablo Canyon...

In the final hours of the legislative session, CalChamber advocates and a large coalition of allies were successful in stopping a last minute climate-related...

CalChamber Statement on Passage of Climate Change Proposal

California Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jennifer Barrera today issued the following statement in response to AB 2133 (Quirk; D-Hayward) failing passage and...

End of Session Update: 2 Rushed Climate-Related Job Killer Bills Await Action

Two California Chamber of Commerce job killer bills that will lead to excessive costs and jeopardize thousands of high paying jobs in the state...

CalChamber Adds Threat to State Oil/Gas Employment to Job Killer List

Legislation threatening state oil and gas development operations and employment in related industries has been added to the job killer list. SB 1137 (Lena Gonzalez;...

CalChamber Tags SB 1137 as Job Killer

The California Chamber of Commerce today announced that it has added SB 1137 (Gonzalez; D-Long Beach) as amended on August 24, 2022 to the...

CalChamber Tags Rushed Climate Change Bill a Job Killer

The California Chamber of Commerce has labeled a last-minute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction proposal a job killer. The bill, AB 2133 (Quirk; D-Hayward), was...

CalChamber Urges Careful Deliberation on Governor’s Contentious Climate Package

The time remaining in the legislative session is inadequate for the necessary full discussion of the climate proposals the Governor issued last week, the...

California Governor Releases Water Supply Strategy, Calls for Regulatory Modernization

Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday announced a four-point strategy to increase California's water supplies and help the state adapt to the extreme weather patterns anticipated...

CalChamber Applauds Governor for Action on California’s Water Crisis

CalChamber President and CEO Jennifer Barrera today praised Governor Gavin Newsom for action to address California’s drought: “Governor Newsom has shown tremendous leadership in addressing...

Business Groups Identify Essential Water Supply Projects That California Should Develop

With a persistent drought, and a hotter and drier climate, California must look beyond water conservation and recycling and develop new water storage and...
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Governor Signs 3 CalChamber-Supported Bills

Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday signed three California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills: one will extend the availability of workshare programs; one will expand science, technology,...

CA Natural Resources Secretary Briefs California Business Leaders on Drought Severity, Urges Conservation...

California Natural Resources Agency Secretary Wade Crowfoot met with California’s top business leaders this week to discuss critical aspects of California’s worsening drought and...
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Help Conserve Water with These Steps

The summer season has only just begun and already two of California's largest reservoirs are at critically low levels — Lake Oroville is at...

CalChamber Issues Statement on SB 54

California Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jennifer Barrera today issued the following statement: “While California businesses both large and small will face a maze...

Voluntary Agreements for Water Management in the Delta Reach Key Milestone

While multiple projects and initiatives concerning water conveyance and use in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta have been in progress for several years, many of...
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California Approaches Driest Year Yet; Help Conserve Water with These Steps

California is on the cusp of the worst drought in its history. Today, more than 95% of the state is in “severe drought,” and...

CalChamber Issues Statement on State’s Draft Climate Action Plan

The California Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement in response to the release of the California Air Resources Board AB 32 Climate...
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CalChamber-Supported Bill Provides Tax Credit for Clean Energy Costs

The California Chamber of Commerce is supporting a bill that proposes tax credits for certain clean energy products. Previously a CalChamber job killer bill, SB...

Reliable Data Crucial to Efficiency, Preventing Supply Chain Bottlenecks

The March meetings of the Federal Maritime Commission’s (FMC) Maritime Data Initiative maintained the focus of previous sessions on data reliability and the consequences...