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We sent plastic bag ban and electric vehicle legislation to Gov. Brown

California lawmakers passed two groundbreaking bills to protect our water, air and beautiful places: a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags and a new program to put a million electric vehicles on California’s roads. Right now, we’re working to make sure Gov. signs both bills.

News Release | Environment California

EPA Proposes Biggest Step for Clean Water in a Decade

Sacramento, CA. Today, in the biggest step forward for clean water in more than a decade, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act that leave 66% of California’s streams and millions of acres of wetlands at risk of unchecked pollution and development.

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News Release | Environment California

President Obama Expands California Coastal Monument

Washington –President Barack Obama has expanded the California Coastal National Monument, permanently protecting California’s Stornetta Public Lands. The monument expansion will save over 1,600 acres of beach, wetlands, dunes, and waterways along northern California’s scenic coastline. Local and statewide environmental groups applauded the president for his commitment to conservation.

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News Release | Environment California

President Obama Poised to Expand California Coastal Monument

Washington –President Barack Obama is poised to permanently protect California’s Stornetta Public Lands as part of the California Coastal National Monument. The move, expected Tuesday, will save 1,600 acres of beach, wetlands, dunes, and waterways along Northern California’s scenic coastline.

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News Release | Environment California

San Rafael Passes California’s 100th Plastic Bag Ban

San Rafael—The City Council voted unanimously tonight to ban single-use plastic shopping bags citywide. San Rafael is the 100th California community to ban plastic bags. Nearly 1 in 3 Californians, 12.3 million in all, now live somewhere with a plastic bag ban.

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News Release | Environment California

Driving towards a Cleaner Future

In response to today’s announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency has finalized new pollution standards from gasoline-powered vehicles, Environment California Clean Energy Advocate Michelle Kinman issued the following statement: “Every parent in America should be free from worry about their kids getting sick from breathing the air when they play outside. That’s the promise of the Clean Air Act – it’s a promise that we’re one step closer to fulfilling with today’s announcement, and it’s a step that would not have happened without California’s long leadership on vehicle emission standards.”

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