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More than 10,000 spoke out for Yosemite.

We alerted more than 100,000 Californians to the threat of toxic mining at Yosemite’s borders, reaching out face to face, over the phone and via email. The response was enormous: We collected more than 10,000 signatures in 2011 calling on the Obama administration to protect Yosemite. Legislative Director Dan Jacobson delivered many of those petitions at a face-to-face meeting with the Interior Department in Washington, D.C.

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We brought more clean cars to California.

California’s pioneering clean cars standards, which we helped win in 2006, paved the way for President Obama to propose a major improvement in nationwide fuel efficiency standards: a fleetwide average of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. Meanwhile, we helped deliver more than 12,000 petitions calling on the California Air Resources Board to increase the number of emission-free vehicles on the road.

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We reached a major clean energy milestone.

Thanks in large part to our Million Solar Roofs Initiative, California now generates one gigawatt of power through rooftop solar panels — the equivalent energy of two coal-fired power plants and more than all but five nations worldwide. Policies we helped win — and others for which we're fighting now — will lead to even more solar panels sprouting up on farms, schools, military bases, businesses and homes across the state, reducing air pollution, fighting global warming and creating local jobs.

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Leading the fight against global warming

Environment California helped our state become first in the nation to implement an economy-wide cap-and-trade plan in 2011. We also released research and launched a public education campaign to promote more ways to save energy and cut global warming emissions.

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No more BPA in baby bottles.

Six years after Environment California released its ground-breaking “Toxic Baby Bottles” report, California finally outlawed baby bottles and sippy cups containing bisphenol-A (BPA) in 2011. Our research, organizing and advocacy put the pieces in place for this important victory to keep California's kids safe from toxic chemicals and hormone disrupters.

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