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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.

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A Different Solar Milestone

Regardless of how it's accounted for, getting more rooftop solar installed in California is a good thing, and Environment California credits the Million Solar Roofs initiative of the state's Go Solar campaign with making the 1,500 megawatt benchmark possible.

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Sunny Times for Solar Power, Except in L.A.

...there's a lot more work the DWP needs to do to help solar reach its enormous potential in Los Angeles -- this is a very sunny city and could be a beacon for clean development.

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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

California Rooftop Solar Hits 1.5 Gigawatt Milestone

Today, California officials announced that over 1.5 gigawatts of solar power have been installed on rooftops throughout the state. This is roughly the equivalent of three medium-sized coal-fired power plants.

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News Release | Environment California

ENVIRONMENT CALIFORNIA CALLS TO BAN FRACKING

“Fracking is an environmental nightmare for California,” said Dan Jacobson, legislative director for Environment California. “We are calling on Governor Brown to wake up and stop fracking before it gets out of control.”

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News Release | Environment California

Protect the Pacific Crest Trail

Environment California and 94 groups released a letter to President Obama calling for lasting protections for the Pacific Crest Trail from development. The letter details how Congress’ annual raiding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund has left a legacy of backlogged conservation needs. In California, the Pacific Crest Trail and many other parks are facing increased threats from developers. To prevent huge developers from threatening California’s environment, President Obama must address the undercutting of our nation’s premier fund for land and water protection.

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