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We banned the bag in 100 communities.

In 2013, more cities and counties stood up to protect Pacific wildlife and passed bans on single-use plastic grocery bags. Now, more than 90 communities in California, from Marin to Los Angeles, are living bag free. Thanks to citizen support, California now has a network of 124 underwater state parks that protect our coast and wildlife.

News Release | Environment California

New carbon pollution limits huge step on climate, and great news for California

“The Clean Power Plan is the single biggest action the U.S. has ever taken on climate and is great news for California,” said Dan Jacobson, state director of Environment California. “Cracking down on fossil fuels while ramping up solar, wind, and other clean energy sources will protect our families' health today and ensure a safer climate for the future.”

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Clean water not green water | Russell Bassett

Last year at this time, the toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie caused nearly half a million people in and around Toledo, Ohio, to be without safe drinking water. Clean water from our taps is something that many of us take for granted, but if we don’t protect our water sources — like the residents of Toledo discovered — we won’t be able to take it for granted anymore.

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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

L.A. offered $1.6 Million for Pioneering Low-Income Electric Carsharing Program

Following a competitive proposal process, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) has offered $1.6 million to the City of Los Angeles to set up a pilot carsharing program for electric vehicles in disadvantaged communities. The grant will fulfill a key mandate of SB 1275, the Charge Ahead California Initiative, enacted last year to make clean transportation more widely available, particularly in low and moderate-income neighborhoods.

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Report | Environment California Research & Policy Center

California's Solar Success Story

A future in which solar energy is increasingly abundant and cost-competitive was the goal envisioned by policymakers a decade ago when California adopted the landmark Million Solar Roofs Initiative (SB 1, 2006). The decade-long, $3.3 billion initiative was designed to pave the way for a clean energy future – bringing solar energy within reach of more California residents and businesses. California’s Million Solar Roofs Initiative is a success – bringing a future of abundant renewable energy within closer reach.

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News Release | Environment California

Obama permanently protects natural & archeological wonders in California, Nevada, and Texas

WASHINGTON, DC—Three of the nation’s spectacular natural and archeological wonders gain permanent protection today, as President Barack Obama creates Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument in California, Basin and Range National Monumentin Nevada, and Waco Mammoth National Monument in Texas.

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