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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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We helped ban BPA from 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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