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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

STATE PARKS TO STAY OPEN FOR THE SUMMER

70 State Parks that were slated to close on July 1st 2012 have been “rescued” from the budget chopping block. At this point only one park is slated to be closed due to budget shortfalls. The lone park scheduled for closure is Providence Mountains State Recreation Area (http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=615)

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STATEWIDE PLASTIC BAG BAN BREEZES THROUGH KEY SENATE COMMITTEE | Dan Jacobson

Sacramento, CA- A bill to ban single use plastic bags passed the Senate Environmental Quality Committee today and moved one step closer to the Governor’s desk. AB 298 (Brownley) would ban single use plastic bags and require a small fee on paper bags which would need to be made from recycled material. The vote was 4 to 2. The bill is now scheduled to be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Check out more here http://www.environmentcalifornia.org/news/cae/statewide-plastic-bag-ban-breezes-through-key-senate-committee

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News Release | Environment California

STATEWIDE PLASTIC BAG BAN BREEZES THROUGH KEY SENATE COMMITTEE

Sacramento, CA- A bill to ban single use plastic bags passed the Senate Environmental Quality Committee today and moved one step closer to the Governor’s desk. AB 298 (Brownley) would ban single use plastic bags and require a small fee on paper bags which would need to be made from recycled material. The vote was 4 to 2*. The bill is now scheduled to be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee.

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News Release | Environment California

Two Big Pro-Solar Bills Advance Key California Legislative Committee

Two bills authored by California State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), which aim to expand the state’s solar market to more Californians, passed through the State Assembly’s Committee on Utilities and Commerce on Monday. Both bills have attracted broad sets of supporters, who are eager for the state to adopt solar programs that will reach new sets of customers, from farmers to apartment renters to businesses who lease their office spaces.

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News Release | Environment California

GOV BROWN TAKES STEPS TO REDUCE EXPOSURE TO TOXIC CHEMICALS

Sacramento, CA- Governor Brown directed the Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation to review its four decade old flammability standard and recommend changes that would protect consumers from dangerous chemicals. See the Governor’s full release here (http://gov.ca.gov/news.php?id=17598)

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