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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

GOV BROWN TAKES STEPS TO REDUCE EXPOSURE TO TOXIC CHEMICALS

Sacramento, CA- Governor Brown directed the Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation to review its four decade old flammability standard and recommend changes that would protect consumers from dangerous chemicals. See the Governor’s full release here (http://gov.ca.gov/news.php?id=17598)

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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

California Regulators Vote Unanimously to Expand World-class Solar Program

The California Public Utilities Commission voted 5-0 to expand California’s highly successful net energy metering program. This critical decision will enable more Californians to go solar, with the potential to add roughly two gigawatts worth of solar power—twice the amount currently installed on homes, schools, farms and businesses across the state.

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State Expands Solar Metering Program

"Today is a day that will shine bright in California history, bringing more jobs, cleaner air and a more secure energy future for all Californians," Michelle Kinman, clean energy advocate with Environment California Research & Policy Center, wrote in a news release.

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LOS ANGELES PROTECTS OUR OCEAN BY BANNING SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BAGS

Today, the Los Angeles City Council took a historic step by becoming the largest city in the nation to ban single-use plastic bags. With Angelenos living bag free, all eyes are on the state Legislature to ban plastic bags statewide.

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News Release | Environment California

Award-Winning Film, TV, and Music Talent Urge L.A. City Council To Ban Plastic Bags.

On Wednesday May 23rd Los Angeles City Council will vote on banning single-use plastic bags. Leading talent from the entertainment community throw their support strongly behind the ban: Julia Roberts, Jeff Bridges, Kyra Sedgwick, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Rosario Dawson, John Cusack, Peter Fonda, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt and many more are bringing a spotlight to this critical environmental issue.

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