Global warming is real

Global warming, the most profound threat of our time, is happening now. For example, 2012 was the hottest year on record in the lower 48 states, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 

What’s more, we're is running out of time to prevent the worst impacts of global warming. Extreme weather like Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast, floods in the Midwest, and extreme drought and increased wildfires in the West are just some of the dangers of global warming that are cause for immediate action.  

California must lead 

The good news is that California has many tools at its fingertips to begin solving the problem. As the world’s 12th largest source of global warming pollution, California can make a world of a difference by continuing to undertake big initiatives to solve global warming. With more energy efficient homes and businesses, cars that go farther on a gallon of gas, and renewable energy like wind, solar and geothermal, we can begin to sharply reduce global warming pollution. Add to that an economy-wide cap on carbon pollution that puts a price on the right to pollute our air, and you have a viable strategy for solving the world’s trickiest problem. 

With your activism and our advocacy, we can solve global warming

We’re working to promote the most practical solutions to global warming, like cleaner cars and clean energy — solutions that not only reduce air pollution, but create jobs as well. 

We’re also working to make sure that the state’s biggest polluters pay for the damage they inflict on our environment, and we just won a major breakthrough: The California Air Resources Board just finalized the nation’s first ever economy-wide cap and trade program to drive down global warming pollution. We’re working to make sure that fees from the program are reinvested in our communities, helping Californians shift to a clean energy economy. 

At the same time, thousands of you have joined the fight to cut global warming pollution. Across the state, you’re calling or emailing your decision-makers, signing petitions, and spreading the word to your friends and family.

Your activism and our advocacy are a powerful combination. In 2010, California voters overwhelming rejected the oil industry’s attempt at reversing California’s landmark global warming law, AB 32, with Proposition 23, the dirty energy initiative. This was a huge success, but the oil industry and their allies are not giving up — and neither can we.

We need you to get involved if we’re going to truly solve global warming. If enough of us speak out, we can shift to a clean energy future in which the problem of global warming is a page in history books. Join our campaign by taking action today.
 

Clean Energy updates

News Release | Environment California

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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News Release | Environment California

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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News Release | Environment California

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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News Release | Environment California

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

California—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.

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News Release | Environment California

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

The defeat of Proposition 16, the PG&E funded ballot measure opposed by local governments as well as numerous consumer and environmental groups, including Environment California, shows that deep-pocketed special interests can’t always buy elections. 

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