As the agency rolls out a $500 million clean up program, it must navigate skepticism from environmental experts and the public.
Newly discovered records of illegal hazardous waste dumping raise fresh doubts over developer transparency and regulatory oversight.
The new ruling, a key environmental protection, will impact 30% of oil wells in the state.
Even Texas and Wyoming do a better job protecting communities from oil and gas drilling.
Questions over DTSC competency complicate taxpayer-funded plans to rehabilitate polluted properties.
Different sets of construction regulations allow California’s charters to build without environmental oversight.
The county’s efforts to enact environmental safety measures are being met with fierce resistance.
People say they care about climate. So why don’t they vote like it?
Developers blame a half-century-old law for slowing development. Studies show there are other factors at work.
More than any other place, California is well positioned to push back against the agenda of the incoming president. In a special series, Capital & Main examines why and how the Golden State will both lead the resistance to Donald Trump and continue to advance progressive ideas and policies.