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LA BANS PLASTIC BAGS

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa just signed LA’s historic ban on single-use plastic bags into law! With this historic achievement, 1 in 3 Californians now live somewhere with a plastic bag ban. With LA, 78 California cities and counties have taken action. Onward!

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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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California's Solar Program a Big Success

Oakland, CA – Today, Environment California Research & Policy Center released a new report documenting that California’s innovative Million Solar Roofs Initiative, halfway through its legislatively mandated timeline, is on pace to meet its goal of installing 3 gigawatts of solar capacity by 2016, is helping to reduce the cost of solar energy, and is creating thousands of jobs throughout the state.

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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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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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