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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.

News Release | Environment California

60,000 Californians Urge Regulators to Say YES to More Rooftop Solar

Solar, environmental, public interest and science groups banded together to help Californians send nearly 60,000 messages asking the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to expand a popular clean energy program called net metering.

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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Over 100 California Leaders Call for More Solar

A growing number of state leaders are calling for the bright spot in California’s economy—solar power—to keep shining.  A bipartisan group of more than 100 elected officials from up and down the state have now endorsed Governor Brown’s goal of installing 12,000 megawatts (MW) of clean, localized power by then end of the decade as part of his “Clean Energy Jobs Plan.”

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News Release | Environment California

Dan Jacobson, Legislative Director for Environment California, highlights three indicators to judge whether Governor Brown’s May revise is good for the environment

Here are three indicators to determine if the May revise, scheduled to be released on Monday May 14th, will be good for California’s environment:

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State Regulators Raise Existing Cap on Solar 'Net Metering'

"This is a huge victory for California's environment, jobs and secure energy future," said Michelle Kinman of Environment California.

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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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