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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 Research & Policy Center

New Report: Los Angeles Ranks 1st Among Major U.S. Cities for Installed Solar

“The star with top billing in Los Angeles today is the sun,” said Michelle Kinman, clean energy advocate at Environment California.  “As the #1 solar leader in the country, L.A. is proving that by setting—and achieving—ambitious solar goals, cities can take critical steps towards a clean energy future.” 

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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Thousand Oaks Honored for its Solar Achievements

Environment California Research & Policy Center awarded Mayor Andy Fox and the Conejo Park and Recreation District with a “2014 Solar Champion” award at this evening’s City Council meeting.

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News Release | Environment California

New Climate Science Report Warns of Increased Risk, Need for Action

Oakland, CA – Today the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change officially released its latest report on global warming. The report adds to the ever-growing body of evidence that action on to limit carbon pollution is urgently needed – and without it, risk to future generations will only continue to grow. 

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News Release | Environment California

Committee Unanimously Passes Bill Advancing California Toward Goal of a Million Zero-Emission Vehicles

The Senate Transportation & Housing Committee unanimously passed Senate Bill 1275 (De León) today, propelling California toward its goal of putting one million electric cars, trucks and buses on the state’s roads within the next ten years.

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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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