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President Obama Expands California Coastal National Monument

President Barack Obama has expanded the California Coastal National Monument, permanently protecting California’s Stornetta Public Lands. The monument expansion will save over 1,600 acres of beach, wetlands, dunes, and waterways along northern California’s scenic coastline. Environment California's Nathan Weaver attended the dedication event.

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Berkeley City Council Vote Unanimously to Pass Bag Ban Resolution

With Alameda County poised to adopt a single-use plastic bag ban soon, the Berkeley City Council decided at its meeting Tuesday night to officially inform the public that such a ban may be on its way in the city.

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San Francisco Set to Expand Bag Ban

Word of advice to the future shoppers of San Francisco: Bring your own bag — and not just for groceries. Under new proposed legislation, all bags from all retail operations in The City would cost an extra dime each, and 25 cents by mid-2014.

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Edison’s Handling of San Onofre Accident Troubling; California should move beyond nuclear power

Tuesday’s emergency alert and worker evacuation called at the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant is a haunting reminder of the inherent dangers of nuclear power.

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Monterey Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags

Monterey City Council unanimously approved a ban on the distribution of single-use plastic bags Tuesday night, making Monterey the first Peninsula city to enact such a ban.

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SoCal Edison criticized on nuclear plant incident

Nuclear watchdog and environmental groups have criticized Southern California Edison for how long it took to notify the media and public of an ammonia leak at a nuclear power plant that led to an emergency alert. "No matter how small an incident, it's a haunting reminder of the dangers of a nuclear power plant," said Environment California Clean Energy Program Director Bernadette Del Chiaro. "Ammonia today, the next incident could be radioactive and instead of evacuating employees we may be evacuating Los Angeles."

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