State and Local Policy Blog daily 1 2010-02-10T21:37:25Z In Buffalo, Green For All Launches a Policy Proposal to Green the CRA If you've been poking around our website lately, you have probably seen something about the convening we just hosted with PUSH Buffalo in Buffalo, New York about how the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) can help financial institutions support green jobs programs. Well, now that the convening is over, we are happy to say that it was a wonderful success. No publisher Stacy Ho, Policy Associate Local Policy State Policy 2010-07-16T04:29:01Z Blog Entry Latinos: The Dirty Energy Proposition is Not for Us Texas oil companies are investing millions of dollars in the Dirty Energy Proposition to repeal portions of California’s health and safety codes, some of the most comprehensive in the nation. This is dangerous especially for California's Latino communities, not only because they are disproportionately located near polluting facilities, but also because many Latinos lack access to health care. No publisher Chad M. Silva, JD — Latino Coalition for a Healthy California Dirty Energy Proposition State Policy 2010-06-29T20:53:46Z Blog Entry California's Dirty Energy Proposition Seeks to Rollback Progress Two Texas oil companies are putting the Dirty Energy Proposition on the November 2010 ballot. This deceptive proposition would kill California’s clean air standards, and stifle California’s clean tech businesses from leading us out of this recession. Green For All is joining CA’s NAACP, the American Lung Association and CA’s Teamsters Public Affairs Council to defeat the Dirty Energy Proposition – and we urge our California allies to engage as well. Learn more about California’s success with a growing green economy and the battle to defeat the Dirty Energy Proposition. No publisher VienTruong State Policy 2010-06-01T20:29:02Z Blog Entry New Orleans Rally: Standing Together for a Clean Energy Future As Green For All's team on the ground in New Orleans covers the unfolding Gulf Coast Catastrophe, all over the nation people are calling for a clean, green economy that makes it makes it possible for people to have dignified work that also protects their health and the health of communities. No publisher Alli Chagi-Starr Local Policy Gulf Oil 2010-05-25T18:02:45Z Blog Entry Opportunity in Disaster The recent oil spill in the Gulf Coast has added yet another challenge to the recovery in New Orleans, even though much progress has been made following the catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina. No publisher John Moore Local Policy Gulf Oil 2010-05-25T18:01:40Z Blog Entry California at risk. The Gulf Coast states and their coastlines are being devastated by thousands of barrels of oil poisoning their coastal waters. These damages wrought by oil companies will have long-lasting harms on all affected areas. Now, California is under threat too. No publisher Cecilia V. Estolano State Policy 2010-05-25T18:03:17Z Blog Entry Retrofit Ramp-Up Awards Announced! $452 million for large-scale energy efficiency retrofits. On Wednesday, Vice President Biden got a head start on Earth Day by announcing the winners of the Recovery Act “Retrofit Ramp-Up” Awards. Congratulations to the winners of the grants, which will help bring energy efficiency retrofit projects to scale in 25 communities across the country! No publisher Ladan Sobhani Local Policy State Policy 2010-05-25T18:03:08Z Blog Entry Historic green jobs bill signed in Washington State A lot is going on in Washington, D.C. these days, as Congress works to pass a comprehensive energy and climate bill. But if you've focused too much on Washington, D.C. lately, you may have missed the important strides made by the other Washington. Just this month, Governor Chris Gregoire of Washington State signed a landmark green jobs bill into law (Senate Bill 5649). No publisher Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins State Spotlight State Policy 2010-05-24T23:53:22Z Blog Entry State Spotlight: New York lawyers advocate for Green Jobs On April 22, 2009, my team and, I called Lawyers For Green Jobs, publicly released a green jobs training & education legislative proposal for the State of New York. For the past twelve months, we worked pro bono to develop legislation providing a comprehensive statewide framework to prepare New York’s workforce for green jobs in the emerging green economy. Our primary goal is to urge the New York Legislature to pass an inclusive green jobs bill in New York State. No publisher Giselle Vigneron State Spotlight State Policy 2010-05-24T23:53:29Z Blog Entry