Entries by Colleen Callahan

UCLA Supports Launch of California’s Transformative Climate Communities Program

New Luskin Center for Innovation resource page tracks California’s innovative effort to fight climate change Image: Workers construct a 101 unit affordable housing project in Ontario, a community that received a $33.25 million grant through the Transformative Climate Communities Program. Photo credit: Aero Cine Pros Inc. By Colleen Callahan The UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation (LCI) […]

Study Identified Under-performing Water Systems in L.A. County

Progress report and policy guide provide full picture of more than 200 water systems, region-wide trends and disparities across the most populated county in the U.S. By: Colleen Callahan A new study by the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation (LCI) found significant disparities in the quality, affordability and accessibility of water across Los Angeles County. […]

UCLA Luskin Research Informs State’s Water Affordability Actions

Effort for California Legislature represents the first statewide picture of California’s water affordability challenges By Stan Paul Researchers at the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation helped develop and inform recommendations for a report released this week by the California State Water Resources Board aimed at establishing a statewide low-income rate assistance program for water. The report was requested […]

Economists Find EPA Proposal to Undermine Protections from Power-plant Mercury Emissions is based on Incomplete Data and Faulty Analysis

EPA’s calculations omit tens of billions of dollars in public-health benefits and are based on outdated power-system information from 2011, finds committee supported by the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation LOS ANGELES – Environmental economists from Harvard, Yale, and other leading research institutions say an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal that could eventually allow more mercury […]