RCRC press releases and related news clips about RCRC and our member counties. Please note that a subscription may be required to read some external publications.


Can California’s grid handle 12 million electric cars? – CalMatters

Despite expecting 12.5 million electric cars by 2035, California officials insist that the grid can provide enough electricity. But that’s based on multiple assumptions — including building solar and wind at almost five times the pace of the past decade — that may not be realistic. 


California Attorney General Supports USDA Proposal to Protect Competition in the Agriculture Industry – Sierra Sun Times

California Attorney General Rob Bonta, as part of a multistate coalition, filed a comment letter in support of a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to promote competition in the agriculture industry and strengthen enforcement under the federal Packers and Stockyards Act. The USDA’s proposed rule would prohibit discrimination and retaliatory practices against vulnerable producers, improve USDA monitoring and enforcement of these prohibitions, and more clearly identify deceptive practices that would be violations of the Act. 


These overgrown California forests will be thinned with new wildfire funds from feds – The Sacramento Bee

Now in year two of the 10-year wildfire reduction strategy of the USDA Forest Service, the agency, in connection with community-based and governmental organizations, has identified 11 new landscapes that will receive federal aid this year.