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GOVERNOR SIGNS OUR PLASTIC BAG BILL

California is the first state to ban single-use plastic bags. When this law goes into effect in July 2015, we’ll take billions of plastic bags out of our environment. That means cleaner rivers and a safer future for sea turtles and other ocean wildlife.

News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

As California Pursues Climate Solutions, Power Plants Are Nation’s Biggest Polluters

Redlands, CA – On the heels of the third largest forest fire in California history, a new report from Environment California Research & Policy Center sheds light on the largest contributors to carbon pollution: power plants. Scientists predict that devastating fires like the Yosemite Rim Fire will become more frequent as global warming produces even hotter and drier summers. 

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News Release | Environment California

Unanimous California Senate approves veterans’ parks access bill

Sacramento- Today, a unanimous California State Senate authorized free admission to California State Parks for veterans on Veterans Day and Memorial Day. The Bill, AB 150, was introduced by Assemblymember Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto). It passed the Assembly unanimously on May 29, and must be reviewed by the Assembly this week before becoming law. 

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News Release | Environment California

New science shows that fracking can and did cause earthquakes

Sacramento- A new report released on NBC News states that scientists now confirm that fracking in Ohio caused earthquakes.

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News Release | Environment California

Arcata Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags

Arcata—A unanimous Arcata City Council voted tonight to ban single-use plastic shopping bags. The ordinance, which applies to large grocery stores, pharmacies, convenience stores, and certain retailers, will take effect on February 1, 2014.

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News Release | Environment California

Mill Valley Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags

Mill Valley—The Mill Valley City Council unanimously voted tonight to ban single-use plastic shopping bags. The ordinance, which applies to large grocery stores, pharmacies, convenience stores, will take effect after a 60 day grace period.

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