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River channel cleanup prevents record 3,100 pounds of trash from polluting Upper Newport Bay

Costa Mesa, CA  Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris and Orange County Coastkeeper hosted a river channel cleanup on Saturday, December 16, at the Santa Ana-Delhi Channel. Volunteers collected nearly 3,100 pounds of trash ranging from large bulky items, plastic containers and other debris that would otherwise end up in Upper Newport Bay and the Pacific Ocean. This is the largest amount of debris collected at any Orange Coast Coastkeeper volunteer cleanup event in the organization’s history.

Daily Pilot: Rivian reopens renovated South Coast Theater in Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach, CA. December 8, 2023 - Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris pointed to the state’s mandate to take climate action by transitioning new vehicle sales to zero-emission vehicles. “Policymakers, lawmakers do a really good job setting very ambitious goals,” Petrie-Norris said. “Sadly, we cannot just wave a magic wand to achieve those goals. For us to get this job done, for us to realize our clean energy future, we need companies like Rivian.”

OC Register: New battery facility in Stanton supports California’s transition to renewable energy

Stanton, CA. December 7, 2023 - “We need lots of renewable clean energy. We need systems that can harness that energy. We need resilient systems that can stay up in the face of unpredictable demand and even in the event of disaster. And most importantly, we need that now,” Petrie-Norris said. “And so this project is absolutely what Orange County needs. It’s absolutely what California needs.”

Assemblywoman Letter to Navy on Tustin Hangar Fire

As the representative of the constituents of the 73rd Assembly District, which includes the City of Tustin, I am writing to request a prompt update from your office regarding plans to mitigate the impacts of the devastating North Hangar Fire at the former Marine Corps Air Station.

Assemblywoman Petrie-Norris appointed Chair of State Assembly's Utilities and Energy Committee

Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Irvine) was appointed Chair of the State Assembly's Committee on Utilities and Energy. The Committee on Utilities and Energy has primary jurisdiction over the California Energy Commission, the California Public Utilities Commission, Energy service providers, and the many ways power is generated in California, including via biomass, natural gas, geothermal, hydroelectric, renewables, solar, and wind.

Assemblywoman Petrie-Norris presents $2 Million to City of Irvine for Real Time Crime Center

IRVINE, CA – Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris secured $2 million in state budget funding for the City of Irvine to develop a Real Time Crime Center (RTCC). This will further enable officers, crime analysts, and dispatchers to gather and communicate critical information and effectively capitalize on the expanding range of technologies that increase the apprehension of offenders, prevent crime, promote sustainability, and improve officer safety.