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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 Research & Policy Center

As California Pursues Climate Solutions, Power Plants are Nation’s Biggest Polluters

Santa Cruz, CA – On the heels of the largest forest fire in California history, a new report from Environment California Research & Policy Center sheds light on the largest contributors to global warming pollution – power plants. Scientists predict that devastating fires like the Yosemite Rim Fire will become more frequent as global warming produces even hotter and drier summers. 

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San Diego plastic bag ban moves forward

San Diego—The City Council’s Rules and Economic Development Committee unanimously voted today to advance a citywide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags. Councilmembers Lightner, Faulconer, Alvarez, Kersey, and Emerald voted to advance the measure.

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Weak Fracking Regulations Pass in State Legislature

Sacramento—In wake of the state Legislature passing weak fracking regulations, environmental groups are calling on Gov. Jerry Brown to completely ban fracking in California to protect the state’s water, air, beautiful places and progress against global warming.

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As California Pursues Climate Solutions, Power Plants Are Nation’s Biggest Polluters

Redlands, CA – On the heels of the third largest forest fire in California history, a new report from Environment California Research & Policy Center sheds light on the largest contributors to carbon pollution: power plants. Scientists predict that devastating fires like the Yosemite Rim Fire will become more frequent as global warming produces even hotter and drier summers. 

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News Release | Environment California

Unanimous California Senate approves veterans’ parks access bill

Sacramento- Today, a unanimous California State Senate authorized free admission to California State Parks for veterans on Veterans Day and Memorial Day. The Bill, AB 150, was introduced by Assemblymember Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto). It passed the Assembly unanimously on May 29, and must be reviewed by the Assembly this week before becoming law. 

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