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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 Ballot Measure Threatens California’s Coast and Ocean.

Sacramento, CA- The California Secretary of State has just certified a ballot measure to repeal the California ban on single use plastic bags (SB 270). Out-of-state single use plastic bag companies paid over $3 million dollars 98% from out of state to repeal the popular law.

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News Release | Environment California

“Today, the pen was mightier than the pipeline.” – Michelle Kinman, Environment California

As anticipated, President Obama vetoed legislation to force approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline today. Environment California’s Michelle Kinman issued a statement.

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Blog Post

Falling Ash vs. Rays of Clean Energy | Michelle Kinman

We live in Torrance, California, a mile from the Pacific, and this was ash resulting from a large explosion and fire that occurred at the Exxon Mobil refinery just 3.5 miles away.

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News Release | Environment California

Environment California Calls on Governor Brown to Follow Governor Cuomo and Ban Fracking in California.

Sacramento - Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo became the first Governor in the country to ban fracking. The decision came after an intensive review by the New York State Department of Health, which concluded that fracking is bad for the environment and dangerous for people who live near fracking facilities. The report cites potential environmental impacts and health hazards as reasons for the ban. The research includes recent findings from multiple studies conducted across the country. Based on that knowledge and the new evidence that continues to come in on fracking, Environment California is calling on Governor Brown to stop fracking in California.

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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

New Report: 30% Solar in Reach for California

Solar power in California has grown 72 percent per year from 2010 to 2013. Even if this pace slowed to 16 percent, solar could still generate 30 percent of California’s electricity in less than two decades— a goal once thought improbable by many.

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