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President Obama Expands California Coastal National Monument

President Barack Obama has expanded the California Coastal National Monument, permanently protecting California’s Stornetta Public Lands. The monument expansion will save over 1,600 acres of beach, wetlands, dunes, and waterways along northern California’s scenic coastline. Environment California's Nathan Weaver attended the dedication event.

News Release | Environment California

NEW REPORT PROVES NEED FOR STATEWIDE BAN ON SINGLE USE PLASTIC BAG

Sacramento, CA. A new report by the Scripts Institute for Oceanography at the University of San Diego California shows that the North Pacific Gyre has 100 times more plastic than previously estimated.  (See report here http://scrippsnews.ucsd.edu/Releases/?releaseID=1271).

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Toxic Flame Retardants | Dan Jacobson

We have been fighting for YEARS to reduce our exposure to dangerous chemicals. For too loing we have seen stories about dirty air, polluted water, and toxics in our home- even in our cribs and baby products. How very frustrating.

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We have the Momentum | Dan Jacobson

Local communities are taking action to ban single use plastic bags.

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News Release | Environment California

Solana Beach and Watsonville Vote To Ban Bags

In the past two days Watsonville and Solana Beach City Council's have just voted to ban single use plastic bags!

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Cloudy skies for L.A.'s solar efforts

Rooftop solar panels make a lot of sense for L.A., not only because the city is so frequently sun-splashed but because local power development is the easiest and cheapest way to reduce reliance on fossil fuels, since one doesn't need to build power lines to carry electricity here from desert solar plants or mountain wind farms. Compared to other cities, though, L.A. is lagging.

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