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New Poll Shows Majority of Californians Oppose Fracking

A new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California shows that 51 percent of Californians oppose the increased use of fracking in the state, the controversial drilling method used to extract oil and gas.

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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CA Bill Aims to Accelerate Number of Electric Vehicles

One million electric vehicles in 10 years is the goal of a new bill introduced in Sacramento. The "Charge Ahead California" bill is geared toward improving air quality, especially in low-income communities most impacted by pollution.

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