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We won permanent protection for Stornetta Public Lands.

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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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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Solana Beach City Council Supports Moving on Bag Ban

Solana Beach is well on its way to becoming the first city in San Diego County to ban plastic bags, after an overwhelmingly supportive City Council discussion on Oct. 26.

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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Bay Area Solar Companies Lead Nation in Job Growth, Fighting Global Warming

Environmental groups, clean energy experts and local businesses gathered today to release a report that maps out how clean energy solutions can make a dramatic difference in the fight against a warming planet as well as the struggle to revive a cooling economy.

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Solar Water Heating Incentive Program

SACRAMENTO -- This month, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) announced the creation of a new low-income solar water heating incentive program under the California Solar Initiative (CSI)-Thermal Program.

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Solar Water Heating Incentive Program

The California Public Utilities Commission announced the creation of a new low-income solar water heating incentive program under the California Solar Initiative (CSI)-Thermal Program. The CSI-Thermal Program resulted from Assembly Bill 1407, authored by Assemblymember Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and sponsored by Environment California in 2007, to create a 10-year, $250 million statewide incentive program to encourage the installation of 200,000 solar water heating systems in homes and businesses that offset natural gas usage for heating water.

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