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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

Another Oil Spill in the Midst of Wildfires, Millions of Dead Trees, Drought, Extreme Heatwaves and Rolling Blackouts -- We Need To Keep It In The Ground!

A statement by Dan Jacobson, director of Environment California in response to the latest oil spill off the coast of Ventura, California.

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Fracking is undoing California’s climate gains: Guest commentary

Gov. Jerry Brown is a smart, practical leader on the issue of climate change. That is why it is so disappointing to see him tripping on the issue of oil drilling in California. He moves us forward with solar power. He glides ahead on clean cars. But the governor stymies the progress by not regulating and phasing out oil drilling in the state.

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News Release | Environment America

Last nuclear plant in California to close, be replaced with clean energy

San Luis Obispo, Calif. -- Pacific Gas and Electric will shut down California’s last operating nuclear plant by 2025 and make up the difference with renewable energy and energy efficiency, according to a landmark agreement announced today.

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CA's Energy Conservation Blueprint

A plan is about to be finalized that will speed up the process of bringing new clean energy online. The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (commonly called the DRECP) is a strategy that will help conserve desert lands and plan for a clean energy future. It will provide permanent protection to the desert’s public lands while also identifying those areas where development of renewable energy will conflict least with natural or cultural values.

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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Environment California Kicks Off Public Education Effort for 100% Clean, Renewable Energy

Part of a nationwide campaign to reach more than 1.3 million Americans, canvassers from offices in El Cerrito, Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Diego will distribute literature to more than 250,000 California households, showing that the country has both the tools and the imperative to transition entirely off dirty fuels to clean sources such as wind and solar.

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