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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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Some Parks Saved! But the Fight Continues

With some parks receiving temporary reprieves from closure there is cause for celebration. But more work must be done to save the rest of our state parks that have not been so fortunate.

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EPA's proposed carbon pollution limits would protect public health and our beaches

Tuesday, the EPA proposed limiting carbon pollution in new power plants. This would help curb global warming, protect our beaches and public health. Read more about the decision here, and take action so we can make sure this proposal becomes a reality.

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News Release | Environment California

Obama Administration to Protect Americans’ Health by Setting Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants

Carbon pollution fuels global warming, which leads to poor air quality that triggers asthma attacks and other respiratory problems.  Scientists also predict that global warming will lead to more devastating floods, more deadly heat waves and the spread of infectious diseases.

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The Battle for LA | Dan Jacobson

BIG NEWS- A Los Angeles Superior Court upheld the County of Los Angeles ordinance to impose a single-use plastic bag ban with a 10-cent fee on paper bags. The case was brought by the company that makes single use plastic bags. This should pave the way for the City of LA to move forward with a ban on single use plastic bags!!

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Report | Environment California Research and Policy Center

Wasting Our Waterways

The Environment California Research and Policy Center report documents and analyzes the dangerous levels of pollutants discharged to America’s waters by compiling toxic chemical releases reported to the U.S. EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory for 2010.

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