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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

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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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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Senators Sanders and Boxer Introduce Landmark Bills to Tackle Global Warming

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) introduced a landmark proposal to tackle global warming.

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News Release | Environment California

Expanding Yosemite's Legacy

Environment California is working within the state legislature to pass a Resolution calling on Congress to expand Yosemite by next year.

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Huntington Beach bans plastic bags

The Huntington Beach City Council voted tonight to ban single-use plastic bags within city limits. With its vote, Huntington Beach became the 70th local government in California to take action against plastic bag pollution. Over seven million Californians, nearly one out of every five people residing in the state, now live in a community that has approved a single-use plastic bag ban.

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