Who are we?

Environmental and Energy Consulting (EEC) is a full-service lobbying and consulting firm specializing in environmental advocacy. We offer a team of professionals trained as advocates and practitioners that support California’s climate objectives. The firm has extensive policy knowledge in a wide range of environmental issues, detailed below.



EEC has been integrally involved in many big environmental policy discussions in the Legislature. We have shaped and designed many policies and programs, such as Cap-and-Trade auction revenue expenditure plans and subsequent grant programs, energy technology permitting and incentive programs, and conservation planning tools, guidance documents, and grant programs, to name a few. Below is a snapshot of many of our successes in a diverse arena of environmental issues.

  • Developing and passing Assembly Bill 1482 (Gordon, 2015) to ensure consistent regulatory planning for climate adaptation.
  • Developing and passing Senate Bill 246 (Wieckowski, 2015) to establish the Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program, which will coordinate regional and local efforts with climate adaptation strategies.

  • Securing Cap-and-Trade auction revenues for a breadth of natural and working lands, clean transportation and clean energy programs, such as:
    • $100M for Natural Resources Agency Urban Greening Program.
    • $180M for Air Resources Board’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project.
    • $60M for the Air Resources Board’s Clean Cars 4 All Program.
    • $20M to Wildlife Conservation Board for natural lands conservation and adaptation.
    • $4.5M to the State Coastal Conservancy for coastal adaptation projects.
    • $15M to the Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Wetlands Restoration Program.
  • Negotiating and passing Senate Bill 1383 (Lara, 2016) to codify a short-lived climate pollutant reduction target for 2030.
  • Supporting the passage of Senate Bill 32 (Pavley, 2016) to codify a new greenhouse gas emissions reduction target for 2030.
  • Developing and engaging on the Air Resources Board’s AB 32 Scoping Plan process.

  • Negotiating and passing Senate Bill 5 (de León), the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act, to be placed on the June 2018 ballot.
  • Developing and passing Proposition 84, the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006.
  • Developing the Los Angeles County Park and Open Space District resolution for park and natural resources investments that passed on the November 2016 ballot.
  • Negotiating and passing Assembly Bill 2087 (Levine, 2016), which authorizes the Department of Fish and Wildlife and local governments to establish regional conservation investment strategies.
  • Developing and passing Assembly Bill 711 (Rendon, 2013), which bans the use of lead bullets for taking wildlife.
  • Negotiating and passing the Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Act (Gordon, 2014), which streamlines permitting processes for habitat restoration and enhancement projects.
  • Negotiating and passing Assembly Bill 2376 (Huffman, 2010), which improved the Department of Fish and Wildlife’s effectiveness in protecting and managing the state’s fish and wildlife and their ecological value.
  • Managing and developing grant proposals to compete for limited funding through the California River Parkways Program, Urban Greening Program, and the Urban and Community Forestry Program.

  • Negotiating and passing Senate Bill 1222 (Leno, 2012) to reduce the costs of permitting fees for rooftop solar systems.

  • Negotiating and passing Assembly Bill 2139 (Williams, 2016) to provide regulatory direction to research, develop, and implement plans to address ocean acidification and hypoxia.
  • Negotiating and passing Assembly Bill 376 (Fong, 2011), the California Shark Fin Ban.
  • Negotiating and passing Assembly Bill 2125 (Ruskin, 2010) to support ecosystem-based management for coastal and ocean resources.
  • Implementing the California Ocean Protection Act at the Ocean Protection Council.

  • Negotiating and passing the Cleaning Product Right-To-Know Act, which was a first of a kind model for properly listing toxic chemical ingredients on cleaning products.

  • Designing the Advanced and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, which provides $100M in funding for clean transportation projects annually.
  • Designing the California Clean Truck, Bus, and Off-Road Vehicle and Equipment Technology Program to advance development of clean vehicle technologies.
  • Protecting and building support for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard beyond 2020.
  • Protecting and maintaining technology neutral state policy for the electric vehicle charging industry.

  • Negotiating and passing Proposition 1, the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014.
  • Negotiating and passing Assembly Bill 1180 (Holden, 2017) to authorize Los Angeles County Flood Control District to levy a special tax to manage stormwater.