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GOVERNOR SIGNS OUR PLASTIC BAG BILL

California is the first state to ban single-use plastic bags. When this law goes into effect in July 2015, we’ll take billions of plastic bags out of our environment. That means cleaner rivers and a safer future for sea turtles and other ocean wildlife.

News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Legislators Thank Governor for Marine Protected Area Leadership

Sacramento – As California families begin to plan summer trips to the beach, 29 California legislators released a letter thanking Governor Brown for his leadership to conserve California’s Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Nathan Weaver, Oceans Advocate with Environment California, issued the following statement:

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Plastic bag manufacturer rallies against plastic bag ban

Sacramento — Joined by their lobbyists and allies, a score of representatives from a California plastic bag manufacturer rallied on the Capitol steps to oppose a statewide plastic bag ban. Despite this industry opposition, the bill, SB 270 (Padilla, de León, and Lara), has won the support of numerous environmental organizations, the California Grocers Association, the California Retailers Association, labor, reusable bag manufacturers, the City of Los Angeles, and communities around California. Nathan Weaver, Oceans Advocate with Environment California issued a response to the plastics industry event.

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LA Leads Cities in Solar Energy Production

Los Angeles leads major cities across the nation in the amount of solar energy produced, according to a report released Thursday by the Environment California Research and Policy Center.

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San Diego Ranks 2nd in Solar Survey

In a nationwide survey of solar energy prowess among cities, San Diego ranked No. 2, overshadowed by celebrity neighbor Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles Ranks No. 1 in Total Installed Solar, Report Says

Los Angeles has outstripped San Diego as the city with the most solar installations in the nation, one report says.
 

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