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New Poll Shows Majority of Californians Oppose Fracking

A new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California shows that 51 percent of Californians oppose the increased use of fracking in the state, the controversial drilling method used to extract oil and gas.

Report | Environment California

National Solar Jobs Census 2011

U.S. solar companies added jobs over the last 12 months at a pace much faster than the general economy and remain highly optimistic regarding their overall revenue growth in the near term.

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News Release | Environment California

California Ranks 1st in U.S. for Solar Jobs

Environment California released new data from The Solar Foundation showing that California has the most solar-related jobs in the country, with an estimated 25,000 people employed by over 3,500 establishments.  Environment California also released a list of over 50 elected officials who support Governor Brown’s pioneering vision to build 12,000 megawatts of local clean energy – enough energy to cover a million solar roofs – by 2020.

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News Release | Environment California

California Ranks 1st in U.S. for Solar Jobs

California – Today, Environment California released new data from The Solar Foundation showing that California has the most solar-related jobs in the country, with an estimated 25,000 people employed by over 3,500 establishments.  Environment California also released a list of over 50 elected officials who support Governor Brown’s pioneering vision to build 12,000 megawatts of local clean energy – enough energy to cover a million solar roofs – by 2020. 

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Los Angeles City Bag Ban Clears First Hurddle

In what is the strictest bag ban to be explored to date, the Los Angeles Board of Public Works met Wednesday morning and unanimously voted to support a ban of plastic and paper bags in the city of Los Angeles.

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Berkeley Urges City Council to Act on Bag Ban

Environmentalists, students, a U.S. poet laureate, and a local politician turned up the pressure on Berkeley Wednesday to ban plastic carryout bags.

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