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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.

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Sunny Times for Solar Power, Except in L.A.

...there's a lot more work the DWP needs to do to help solar reach its enormous potential in Los Angeles -- this is a very sunny city and could be a beacon for clean development.

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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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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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