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We sent plastic bag ban and electric vehicle legislation to Gov. Brown

California lawmakers passed two groundbreaking bills to protect our water, air and beautiful places: a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags and a new program to put a million electric vehicles on California’s roads. Right now, we’re working to make sure Gov. signs both bills.

News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

GROUP CALLS SAN ONOFRE NUCLEAR POWER PLANT SHUTDOWN THE RIGHT MOVE

“Shutting down San Onofre is the right thing to do,” said Michelle Kinman, clean energy advocate with Environment California, an environmental organization that has been working for years to shut down California’s two aging nuclear power plants. “Shutting down this nuclear plant will best protect public safety and the environment.”

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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

GROUP CALLS SAN ONOFRE NUCLEAR POWER PLANT SHUTDOWN THE RIGHT MOVE

“Shutting down San Onofre is the right thing to do,” said Michelle Kinman, clean energy advocate with Environment California, an environmental organization that has been working for years to shut down California’s two aging nuclear power plants. “Shutting down this nuclear plant will best protect public safety and the environment.”

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News Release | Environment California

Senate fails to ban plastic bags

Sacramento, CA – The California Senate narrowly rejected a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags by a vote of 18-17. The vote came despite a marathon legislative push in which environmental advocates, business leaders, cities, veterans organizations, and community activists banded together to move the statewide bag ban forward. The bill, SB 405 (Padilla), would have been a major step forward in protecting the Pacific Ocean from plastic pollution.

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News Release | Environment California

Sacramento plastic bag ban moves ahead

Sacramento, CA – The City Council’s Law and Legislation Committee unanimously approved a draft ordinance banning single-use plastic bags citywide. Satisfying this procedural requirement keeps the ban on track for a final vote by the full City Council later in 2013. Next, Sacramento will commission an initial study of the proposed ordinance’s environmental impacts. The ordinance would bar grocery, drug, and convenience stores from distributing single-use plastic checkout bags within city limits.

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Sen. Alex Padilla’s plastic bag ban bill moves to floor

Sacramento, CA – Legislation to ban single-use plastic bags across California took another step toward becoming law. The Senate’s Appropriations Committee voted this morning to approve SB 405, clearing the way for a floor vote by the full Senate. Written by Alex Padilla (Pacoima), the bill would ban single-use plastic checkout bags in grocery, drug, and convenience stores.

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