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New Poll Shows Majority of Californians Oppose Fracking

A new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California shows that 51 percent of Californians oppose the increased use of fracking in the state, the controversial drilling method used to extract oil and gas.

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Plastic bag manufacturer rallies against plastic bag ban

Sacramento — Joined by their lobbyists and allies, a score of representatives from a California plastic bag manufacturer rallied on the Capitol steps to oppose a statewide plastic bag ban. Despite this industry opposition, the bill, SB 270 (Padilla, de León, and Lara), has won the support of numerous environmental organizations, the California Grocers Association, the California Retailers Association, labor, reusable bag manufacturers, the City of Los Angeles, and communities around California. Nathan Weaver, Oceans Advocate with Environment California issued a response to the plastics industry event.

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L.A. Leads American Cities in Solar

Los Angeles has more installed solar power capacity in its city limits than any other American city, according to a report released Thursday by Environment California.

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San Diego Ranked 2nd Nationally in Installed Solar Power

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer used a rooftop covered with solar panels overlooking Mission Bay to announce Thursday that the city ranks second nationally in installed solar power, behind only the much bigger city of Los Angeles.

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San Diego Ranked 2nd in Solar Survey

In a nationwide survey of solar energy prowess among cities, San Diego ranked No. 2, overshadowed by celebrity neighbor Los Angeles, the U-T San Diego reports.

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New Report: San Jose Ranks 4th Among Major U.S. Cities for Installed Solar

On April 10, Environment California Research & Policy Center was joined at the Tech Museum of Innovation by San Jose Vice Mayor Madison Nguyen, the California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA) and local renewable energy advocates to release a new report: “Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution.”

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