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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

Charge Ahead California Electric Vehicle Ride-and-Drive at the Fillmore Summerfest Kick-off: Grillin' in the 'Mo

Fillmore community members came out today to learn about how electric vehicles can reduce air pollution, combat global warming, improve health and save working families money. Everyone—from children to senior citizens—is impacted by air pollution. Today’s event offered activities for all age groups, with children coloring pictures of clean electric cars to adults test driving electric vehicles.

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News Release | Environment California

Environment California Statement on President Trump Abandoning the Paris Climate Agreement

“President Trump has got it exactly backwards: there’s no sound economy in our future without a healthy planet.  If national leadership chooses to ignore that reality, then governors, state legislators and mayors must step in to fill the leadership void to show the world that Americans will do our part to address the climate crisis.”

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News Release | Environment California

California Senate Passes Landmark Bill for 100% Renewable Electricity by 2045

While the world waits to learn if President Trump will abandon the United States’ commitment to reducing pollution under the Paris Climate Agreement, the California State Senate passed a bill today that puts the Golden State on the path to 100 percent clean, renewable electricity.

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News Release | Environment California

Bill to Extend Solar Thermal Program Passes Assembly

“There’s no better way to heat our water than by the sun, and AB 797 is critically needed to promote the continued growth of solar heating technologies,” added Michelle Kinman, Clean Energy Advocate with Environment California, cosponsor of the bill.

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