We banned the bag in 100 communities.

In 2013, more cities and counties stood up to protect Pacific wildlife and passed bans on single-use plastic grocery bags. Now, more than 90 communities in California, from Marin to Los Angeles, are living bag free. Thanks to citizen support, California now has a network of 124 underwater state parks that protect our coast and wildlife.

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California Regulators Vote Unanimously to Expand World-class Solar Program

The California Public Utilities Commission voted 5-0 to expand California’s highly successful net energy metering program. This critical decision will enable more Californians to go solar, with the potential to add roughly two gigawatts worth of solar power—twice the amount currently installed on homes, schools, farms and businesses across the state.

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State Expands Solar Metering Program

"Today is a day that will shine bright in California history, bringing more jobs, cleaner air and a more secure energy future for all Californians," Michelle Kinman, clean energy advocate with Environment California Research & Policy Center, wrote in a news release.

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Today, the Los Angeles City Council took a historic step by becoming the largest city in the nation to ban single-use plastic bags. With Angelenos living bag free, all eyes are on the state Legislature to ban plastic bags statewide.

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News Release | Environment California

Award-Winning Film, TV, and Music Talent Urge L.A. City Council To Ban Plastic Bags.

On Wednesday May 23rd Los Angeles City Council will vote on banning single-use plastic bags. Leading talent from the entertainment community throw their support strongly behind the ban: Julia Roberts, Jeff Bridges, Kyra Sedgwick, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Rosario Dawson, John Cusack, Peter Fonda, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt and many more are bringing a spotlight to this critical environmental issue.

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60,000 Californians Urge Regulators to Say YES to More Rooftop Solar

Solar, environmental, public interest and science groups banded together to help Californians send nearly 60,000 messages asking the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to expand a popular clean energy program called net metering.

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