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We're keeping California safe from fracking.

We have seen disastrous fracking operations rolling across the country, and now Big Oil wants to frack throughout California, putting our air, water and land at risk. Environment California members and allies helped bring together the coalition of Californians Against Fracking, and in 2013 more than 100,000 Californians called on the governor to protect our state and ban fracking. Thousands more called on the Coastal Commission to stop fracking off our coast.

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We're standing up for state parks.

When Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration announced a short-sighted plan to close 70 state parks, we swung into action. By speaking directly with tens of thousands of Californians and building a strong coalition of business owners, environmental groups and local officials, we quickly sounded the alarm and mobilized people from all walks of life to save our parks.

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We helped expand Yosemite.

In 2013, Environment California worked to protect a 1,600-acre wildlife corridor that connects Yosemite National Park to the Sierra National Forest. More than 10,000 Californians signed petitions, and the State Legislature unanimously passed a resolution urging Congress to expand Yosemite. In March, Environment California went to Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s office in D.C. to the deliver the petitions, and she sponsored a Yosemite expansion bill one month later.

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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're cutting global warming pollution.

Together, we’ve made hard-won progress in the race to protect our children from the worst consequences of global warming. This past June, after more than 3 million Americans urged President Obama to act on climate, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule to limit carbon pollution from power plants — the single largest sources of global warming pollution. We’ll keep tackling global warming with you at our side.

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