State of California Signals Need for Additional Measures to Tackle Toxic Pollution for Ocean-Going Vessels

Press Release | December 1, 2022
​​​​​​​ Today, California’s chief climate and air pollution regulator released a report on the status of the state’s world-first regulation to end in-port pollution from fossil fuel vessels. The report by California Air Resources Board (CARB) shows the continued success of the state’s in-port pollution regulation in protecting California...

New California Climate Roadmap Includes Clean Energy Propulsion Goal for Ocean-Going Vessels

Press Release | November 17, 2022
SACRAMENTO (November 17, 2022) – Yesterday, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) released its final 2022 Scoping Plan, the state’s five-year roadmap for achieving its climate goals. After months of consultation with climate experts and advocates, as well as intervention from Governor Newsom, the plan reflects some significant improvements, including the...

Environmental and Industry Organizations Urge Congress to Pass Bill to Zero Out Shipping Pollution 

Press Release | November 17, 2022
Washington, D.C. (November 17, 2022) – Today, a group of 31 environmental and community organizations and 13 industry organizations...

Ship It Zero reacts to Walmart’s failure to join Biden’s First Movers Coalition

Press Release | November 8, 2022
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt (November 8, 2022) — The global retail giant Walmart Corporation has again chosen not to...

Pacific Environment Thanks Secretary Kerry, Biden Administration for Elevating Global Shipping Decarbonization at COP27

Press Release | November 7, 2022
Sharm El Sheikh (November 7, 2022) – Today at COP27, the United States and Norway launched a global Green...

The New Climate Denial

Blog Post | October 26, 2022 | Alex Levinson
This piece is excerpted from a speech given by Pacific Environment’s Executive Director Alex Levinson at the World Ocean Forum in Korea. My colleagues from Pacific Environment and I are very pleased to be with you all today, at...

The Heart of the Ocean: Alaska’s First National Marine Sanctuary?

Blog Post | August 25, 2022 | Brihannala Morgan
A new source of hope for sustainability and Indigenous co-management of natural resources is being developed far off the Alaskan coast. Alaĝum Kanuux̂, or Heart of the Ocean, is set to become Alaska’s first National Marine Sanctuary — a...

Walmart’s Dirty Shipping Problem

Blog Post | March 23, 2022 | Dawny'all Heydari
On Thursday, March 31, the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) is offering a tour to the Houston Ship Channel,...

Our Top 5 of 2021

Blog Post | December 28, 2021 | Domenique Zuber
In 2021, Pacific Environment partnered with community leaders to fight climate change, protect the oceans, build just societies, and...

Help Grassroots Heroes Fight Toxic Pollution in China

Blog Post | December 20, 2021 | Kristen McDonald
I first met Ding Jie a decade ago when she was a college graduate taking on heavy polluters in...

State of California Signals Need for Additional Measures to Tackle Toxic Pollution for Ocean-Going Vessels

Press Release | December 1, 2022
​​​​​​​ Today, California’s chief climate and air pollution regulator released a report on the status of the state’s world-first regulation to end in-port pollution from fossil fuel vessels. The report by California Air Resources Board (CARB) shows the continued success of the state’s in-port pollution regulation in protecting California...

New California Climate Roadmap Includes Clean Energy Propulsion Goal for Ocean-Going Vessels

Press Release | November 17, 2022
SACRAMENTO (November 17, 2022) – Yesterday, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) released its final 2022 Scoping Plan, the state’s five-year roadmap for achieving its climate goals. After months of consultation with climate experts and advocates, as well as intervention from Governor Newsom, the plan reflects some significant improvements, including the...

Environmental and Industry Organizations Urge Congress to Pass Bill to Zero Out Shipping Pollution 

Press Release | November 17, 2022
Washington, D.C. (November 17, 2022) – Today, a group of 31 environmental and community organizations and 13 industry organizations...

Ship It Zero reacts to Walmart’s failure to join Biden’s First Movers Coalition

Press Release | November 8, 2022
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt (November 8, 2022) — The global retail giant Walmart Corporation has again chosen not to...

Pacific Environment Thanks Secretary Kerry, Biden Administration for Elevating Global Shipping Decarbonization at COP27

Press Release | November 7, 2022
Sharm El Sheikh (November 7, 2022) – Today at COP27, the United States and Norway launched a global Green...

Ports Playbook for Zero-Emission Shipping

Report | September 20, 2022
The Ports Playbook for Zero-Emission Shipping focuses on three main tracks: commitments, policy, and progress. These tracks lay out nine actions that will end port pollution, accelerate the market for zero-emissions technologies, reward first movers and ensure reliable access to zero-emissions infrastructure and fuels. The 9-point playbook calls on...

Alaska’s Renewable Energy Future: New Jobs, Affordable Energy

Report | March 21, 2022
New research reveals that development of Alaska’s vast renewable energy resources has the potential to create more than 100,000 jobs across Alaska in the coming decades, more than replacing jobs that will be lost as the world transitions away from fossil fuels. Based on adjusting a sample of independent...

Shady Ships: Retail Giants Pollute Communities and Climate with Fossil-Fueled Ocean Shipping

Report | July 20, 2021
Just fifteen companies are responsible for emitting millions of tons of pollution from importing their goods into the United...

All Aboard: How the Biden-Harris Administration Can Help Ships Kick Fossil Fuels

Report | April 14, 2021
All Aboard: How the Biden-Harris Administration Can Help Ships Kick Fossil Fuels provides 20 policies that create a roadmap...

Pacific Walrus Protection and Management in a Changing Climate

Report | May 18, 2016
A new report published by Pacific Environment examines potential projects to protect and manage walrus and other ice-dependent species...