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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.

News Release | Environment California

Leading LA Mayoral Candidates Endorse Big, Bold Solar Goal

Environment California announced today that Los Angeles mayoral candidates Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel have officially endorsed the goal for Los Angeles to build 1,200 megawatts (MW) of rooftop solar by 2020, which would generate nearly 20 percent of the city's peak summertime electricity needs. Such a goal would make Los Angeles a solar power leader unmatched anywhere in the country.

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Report | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Clean, Localized, Renewable Energy Can Power California

Environment California Research & Policy Center prepared this series of factsheets to provide information about local energy technologies that are well-suited to help California reduce its dependence on fossil fuels and achieve a clean energy future.

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News Release | Environment California

Our Response: Brown's State of the State Address

In Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State Address delivered today, energy solutions, like solar and wind power, and transportation alternatives, like high-speed rail, were featured prominently as ways to keep California moving toward a brighter future.

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News Release | Environment California

Two more cities ban plastic bags

The Cupertino City Council and Glendale City Council each voted unanimously tonight to bar stores from distributing single-use plastic bags within their respective city limits. The vote came after lengthy comment from residents, activists, and public officials in enthusiastic support of the ban.

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Blog Post

Two plastic bag ban votes tonight! | Nathan Weaver

Glendale, located in Los Angeles County, and Cuptertino, located in Santa Clara County will vote tonight on plastic bag bans.

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