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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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Report | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Star Power

California should build on the recent growth in solar energy by setting a goal of obtaining at least 30 percent of its electricity from solar power by 2030. Achieving that goal would result in a cleaner environment, less dependence on fossil fuels, and a stronger economy.

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News Release | Environment California

Congress to erode water protections, but EPA clean water rule can move forward

Washington, DC  -- Congressional leaders are poised to weaken some Clean Water Act protections in its must-pass spending bill known as the “cromnibus,” but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule to restore protections to the nation’s smaller streams and wetlands remains intact.

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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

New Report: Wind Energy, Tax Credits Needed to Combat Global Warming

The report finds that if the nation were to set a course for obtaining 30 percent of its electricity from wind power by 2030, America could avert nearly 712 million metric tons of carbon dioxide per year by 2025 and 1 billion metric tons per year by 2030. Reducing pollution by this amount would achieve the entire target of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan, and then some.

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