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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.

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A Wake Up Call

Hurricane Sandy is another wake-up call. This time, let's heed Nature’s not-so-subtle reminder of what a warming planet has in store for us. It's time to take action to reduce carbon pollution, slow global warming, slow the rise of our oceans, and leave our children a safer planet.

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News Release | Environment California

Los Angeles 6th Graders Awarded Solar Video Contest Prize

Before hundreds of excited elementary school students, Environment California presented Ms. Raquel Vargas’ 6th grade class at Micheltorena Elementary School with $750 in prize money for winning 2nd place in the Los Angeles Solar Video Contest.

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News Release | Environment California

Winners of Los Angeles Solar Video Contest Announced

“The creative talent and commitment of Angelenos to a clean energy future shine bright in the winning videos,” said Michelle Kinman, clean energy advocate for Environment California. “These videos can inspire residents and public officials to make Los Angeles the #1 solar city in America, bringing cleaner air, reduced global warming pollution and local jobs.”

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News Release | Environment California

Legislature Misses Opportunity to Pass Ocean Protection Bill

Sacramento, CA - In the final day of the legislative session, the State Senate failed to act on AB 298 (Brownley), a bill to ban single-use plastic bags statewide. This bill would have been a major step forward in protecting the Pacific Ocean from plastic pollution.

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News Release | Environment California

California Legislature Passes Three Solar Bills

The California State Legislature has made it easier for more Californians to participate in the state’s clean energy transformation, passing bills to expand solar hot water heaters to community pools, to cap permitting fees for solar systems and to enable aggregate net metering by farmers, schools and other customers with multiple meters.

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