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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.

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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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News Release | Environment California

STATE PARKS TO STAY OPEN FOR THE SUMMER

70 State Parks that were slated to close on July 1st 2012 have been “rescued” from the budget chopping block. At this point only one park is slated to be closed due to budget shortfalls. The lone park scheduled for closure is Providence Mountains State Recreation Area (http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=615)

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STATEWIDE PLASTIC BAG BAN BREEZES THROUGH KEY SENATE COMMITTEE | Dan Jacobson

Sacramento, CA- A bill to ban single use plastic bags passed the Senate Environmental Quality Committee today and moved one step closer to the Governor’s desk. AB 298 (Brownley) would ban single use plastic bags and require a small fee on paper bags which would need to be made from recycled material. The vote was 4 to 2. The bill is now scheduled to be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Check out more here http://www.environmentcalifornia.org/news/cae/statewide-plastic-bag-ban-breezes-through-key-senate-committee

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News Release | Environment California

STATEWIDE PLASTIC BAG BAN BREEZES THROUGH KEY SENATE COMMITTEE

Sacramento, CA- A bill to ban single use plastic bags passed the Senate Environmental Quality Committee today and moved one step closer to the Governor’s desk. AB 298 (Brownley) would ban single use plastic bags and require a small fee on paper bags which would need to be made from recycled material. The vote was 4 to 2*. The bill is now scheduled to be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee.

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News Release | Environment California

Two Big Pro-Solar Bills Advance Key California Legislative Committee

Two bills authored by California State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), which aim to expand the state’s solar market to more Californians, passed through the State Assembly’s Committee on Utilities and Commerce on Monday. Both bills have attracted broad sets of supporters, who are eager for the state to adopt solar programs that will reach new sets of customers, from farmers to apartment renters to businesses who lease their office spaces.

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