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We banned the bag in 100 communities.

In 2013, more cities and counties stood up to protect Pacific wildlife and passed bans on single-use plastic grocery bags. Now, more than 90 communities in California, from Marin to Los Angeles, are living bag free. Thanks to citizen support, California now has a network of 124 underwater state parks that protect our coast and wildlife.

News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Over 100 Mayors, City Councilmembers and Other Local California Leaders Say “Yes” to Clean Vehicles

To date, over 100 current and recent mayors, city council members and supervisors from Oakland and Sacramento to Fresno and San Diego, who collectively represent more than 13 million Californians, have signed on to say “Yes! I endorse Governor Brown’s pioneering vision to place 1.5 million zero emission vehicles on California’s roads by 2025. By accelerating the deployment of clean vehicles, we can clean up our air, reduce global warming pollution, improve public health, save Californians money at the pump and stimulate economic growth.”

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News Release | Environment California

Governor Jerry Brown Issues Order for Aggressive 2030 Climate Change Targets

Environment California applauds Governor Jerry Brown for issuing an executive order today to establish a statewide greenhouse gas reduction (GHG) target of 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. Clean Energy Advocate Michelle Kinman released the following statement in response.

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Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

10 Ways to Help Your City Go Solar

Last month's Shining Cities report detailed how cities are good for solar and solar is good for cities. We've seen some impressive strides across the nation to momentously expand our solar capabilities. But we're not where we need to be yet. To obtain a clean energy future your cities and towns need to do even more. Here's how to push them in the right direction! 

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Report | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Dangerous Inheritance

As a result of global warming, young Americans today are growing up in a different climate than their parents and grandparents experienced. It is warmer than it used to be. Storms pack more of a punch. Rising seas increasingly flood low-lying land. Large wildfires have grown bigger, more frequent and more expensive to control. People are noticing changes in their own backyards, no matter where they live.

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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

New Report: Millennials Experiencing Record Heat

Young adults in California and across the country are experiencing hotter temperatures and more intense storms than their predecessors did in the 1970’s, according to a new report by Environment California Research & Policy Center.

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