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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.

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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McDonald's to phase out Styrofoam

Great news for the ocean: McDonald's, arguably America's most iconic fastfood chain, is launching a pilot program to phase out Styrofoam coffee cups.

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Report | Environment California Research and Policy Center

Building a Better America

California families could save over $450 every year on their electricity bills by 2030 if the government invests in the energy efficiency of our buildings today, according to a new report by Environment California Research and Policy Center.  Saving energy in our buildings would also help California’s fight against global warming, reducing global warming pollution from buildings by 35% – the equivalent of taking 12.6 million cars off the road.

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News Release | Environment California Research and Policy Center

Energy Efficient Buildings Would Reduce Global Warming Pollution

Santa Monica, CA - California families could save over $450 every year on their electricity bills by 2030 if the government invests in the energy efficiency of our buildings today, according to a new report by Environment California.  Saving energy in our buildings would also help California’s fight against global warming, reducing global warming pollution from buildings by 35% – the equivalent of taking 12.6 million cars off the road.

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Report | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Fukushima: One Year Later

The Fukushima Daiichi disaster raised fresh concerns about the safety of America’s nuclear power plants and the wisdom of building new nuclear power plants in the United States. One year after the deadly earthquake and tsunami that spawned the meltdowns at Fukushima, new information continues to emergy about the events that took place at Fukushima and the implications for the people of Japan and the future of nuclear power.

This issue brief provides an update on the situation at Fukushima on the first anniversary of the disaster.

 

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