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President Obama Expands California Coastal National Monument

President Barack Obama has expanded the California Coastal National Monument, permanently protecting California’s Stornetta Public Lands. The monument expansion will save over 1,600 acres of beach, wetlands, dunes, and waterways along northern California’s scenic coastline. Environment California's Nathan Weaver attended the dedication event.

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National Solar Jobs Census 2011

U.S. solar companies added jobs over the last 12 months at a pace much faster than the general economy and remain highly optimistic regarding their overall revenue growth in the near term.

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News Release | Environment California

California Ranks 1st in U.S. for Solar Jobs

Environment California released new data from The Solar Foundation showing that California has the most solar-related jobs in the country, with an estimated 25,000 people employed by over 3,500 establishments.  Environment California also released a list of over 50 elected officials who support Governor Brown’s pioneering vision to build 12,000 megawatts of local clean energy – enough energy to cover a million solar roofs – by 2020.

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Los Angeles City Bag Ban Clears First Hurddle

In what is the strictest bag ban to be explored to date, the Los Angeles Board of Public Works met Wednesday morning and unanimously voted to support a ban of plastic and paper bags in the city of Los Angeles.

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Berkeley Urges City Council to Act on Bag Ban

Environmentalists, students, a U.S. poet laureate, and a local politician turned up the pressure on Berkeley Wednesday to ban plastic carryout bags.

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Governor Brown Signs Two Important Solar Power Bills

On a dependably sunny morning at Fowler Elementary School, Governor Jerry Brown signed key bills that will keep California a world-class solar power leader. 

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