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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 & 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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Over 75 California Leaders Say “Yes” to Solar Power

To date, 8 Members of  Congress, 35 Members of the California State Legislature, and 38 local officials have endorsed Governor Brown's goal to build 12,000 megawatts of local, distributed energy throughout the state by 2020.

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Dana Point is One Step Closer to a Ban

The City Council moved one step closer banning plastic bags, giving the ordinance the second of three approvals it needs for adoption at its meeting Tuesday night.

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Cities Support the San Mateo Regional Ban

The City of Belmont recently decided to join the regional bag ban effort in San Mateo County. Foster City will discuss it next Tuesday and the City of Millbrae is the only city in the County jurisdiction the have passed thier own ordinance.

 

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Update: City of Alameda remains opted-in for bag ban ordinance

The city staff removed the item from the agenda for 2/21 that means that by default, the city is opting in to the ordinance.

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