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GOVERNOR SIGNS OUR PLASTIC BAG BILL

California is the first state to ban single-use plastic bags. When this law goes into effect in July 2015, we’ll take billions of plastic bags out of our environment. That means cleaner rivers and a safer future for sea turtles and other ocean wildlife.

Report | Environment California Research & Policy Center

In the Path of the Storm

After yet another year in which many parts of the country were hit by scorching heat, devastating wildfires, crippling drought, record floods and severe storms like Hurricane Sandy, a new Environment California Research & Policy Center report finds that weather-related disasters are affecting hundreds of millions of Americans, and documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future.

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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

2 out of 3 Californians Live in Areas Hit by Recent Weather Disasters

After another year in which many parts of the country were hit by scorching heat, devastating wildfires, crippling drought, severe storms and record flooding, a new Environment California Research & Policy Center report finds that weather-related disasters are already affecting hundreds of millions of Americans, and documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future.

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Dana Point Plastic Bag Ban in Effect | Nathan Weaver

Dana Point's plastic bag ban is in effect. Thanks to all our members, activists, and supporters for their great work in this issue!

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News Release | Environment California

Statewide plastic bag ban bill moves ahead

Sacramento – Legislation to ban single-use plastic bags across California took another step toward becoming law. The Assembly’s Natural Resources Committee voted this afternoon to approve AB 158, setting the stage for a final vote on the Assembly floor later this session. As written by Assemblymember Marc Levine (San Rafael), the bill would ban single-use plastic checkout bags in grocery, drug and convenience stores.

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News Release | Environment California

Exxon’s Tar Sands Oil Spill Portends Dirty and Dangerous Future in Keystone XL Pipeline

In addition to hazardous spills, according to EPA, the global warming impact of building the Keystone pipeline is the equivalent to over 4 million cars or 6 coal-fired power plants.  These images of oil-coated disasters need to become reminders of a bygone era, not a sign of things to come.

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