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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.

News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

California Rooftop Solar Hits 1.5 Gigawatt Milestone

Today, California officials announced that over 1.5 gigawatts of solar power have been installed on rooftops throughout the state. This is roughly the equivalent of three medium-sized coal-fired power plants.

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News Release | Environment California

ENVIRONMENT CALIFORNIA CALLS TO BAN FRACKING

“Fracking is an environmental nightmare for California,” said Dan Jacobson, legislative director for Environment California. “We are calling on Governor Brown to wake up and stop fracking before it gets out of control.”

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News Release | Environment California

Protect the Pacific Crest Trail

Environment California and 94 groups released a letter to President Obama calling for lasting protections for the Pacific Crest Trail from development. The letter details how Congress’ annual raiding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund has left a legacy of backlogged conservation needs. In California, the Pacific Crest Trail and many other parks are facing increased threats from developers. To prevent huge developers from threatening California’s environment, President Obama must address the undercutting of our nation’s premier fund for land and water protection.

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Blog Post

Environment California calls for marine sanctuary expansion | Nathan Weaver

Environment California Research & Policy Center calls on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to add 2,770 square miles of ocean to existing marine sanctuaries along the northern California coastline. The expansion would protect the nutrient upwelling sites that power the food web within the existing sanctuary. The upwelling feeds diverse populations of sea birds and marine mammals, including blue whales, Stellar sea lions, seven species of threatened and endangered seabirds, and five species of sea turtles.

Keep reading to see our coalition's letter to NOAA!

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News Release

Environment California Applauds Nomination of Gina McCarthy for EPA Administrator

President Obama nominated Gina McCarthy for the next administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, replacing outgoing Administrator Lisa Jackson. McCarthy is currently the assistant administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation at the EPA, and previously held top environmental positions in Massachusetts and Connecticut. 

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