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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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Obama Administration Moves Clean Cars into the Fast Lane

Sacramento — Today the Obama administration announced that it was starting to develop new clean vehicle standards that could dramatically cut oil use and global warming pollution, as well as save billions for consumers at the gas pump.

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Senators Boxer and Feinstein Applauded for Opposing Big Oil Bailout

As the damage escalates from the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, Environment California applauded Senators Boxer and Feinstein today for voting against legislation that would have blocked new rules requiring cars and light trucks to use less oil.

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Senators Boxer and Feinstein Applauded for Opposing Big Oil Bailout

As the damage escalates from the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, Environment California applauded Senators Boxer and Feinstein today for voting against legislation that would have blocked new rules requiring cars and light trucks to use less oil.

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Proposition 16’s Defeat Shows Special Interests Can’t Always Buy Elections

Statement by Bernadette Del Chiaro, clean energy advocate, on defeat of PG&E's Proposition 16

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New Analysis: U.S. Senate Proposal Would Increase California’s Oil Dependence by 62 Million Gallons, Cost Consumers $187 Million

As oil continues to pour into the Gulf of Mexico and just days before a major U.S. Senate vote on legislation that would block new rules requiring cars and light trucks to use less oil, a new analysis finds that the Senate measure would increase California’s dependence on oil by more than 62 million gallons in 2016.  The binding resolution, introduced by Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, also would cost Californians $187 million at the gas pump in 2016.

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