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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.

Report | Environment California Research and Policy Center

When It Rains It Pours

Global warming is happening now and its effects are being felt in the United States and around the world. Among the expected consequences of global warming is an increase in the heaviest rain and snow storms, fueled by increased evaporation and the ability of a warmer atmosphere to hold more moisture.

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News Release | Environment California

At Public Forum, Californians Will Tell EPA: Protect Us From Deadly Pollution

Socorro Hernandez's three children are all avid athletes. But when the air quality in Fresno, CA is bad—as it often is—her 10-year-old twins, both soccer lovers with asthma, and her 16-year-old football player are forced indoors even though they'd rather be at practice.

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Blog Post

Santa Cruz Sentinel has it right | Dan Jacobson

Today's Santa Cruz Sentinel has a great editorial about the need for a statewide ban on single use plastic bags. check it out here

 

 

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News Release | Environment California

SANTA CRUZ BANS SINGLE USE PLASTIC BAGS

Sacramento, CA.- Santa Cruz became the 50th city to implement a single use plastic bag ban last night when the city council voted to ban plastic bags and put a fee on paper bags.

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Headline

Bill to ban plastic bags advances in Sacramento

With only 53 days left to ban single use plastic bags, Mike Lee of the San Diego Union Tribune has writen a very good story on the issue.

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