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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.

Report | Environment California Research and Policy Center

Shining Cities 2017

Solar power grew at a record-breaking pace in 2016. The United States now has 42 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy capacity, enough to power 8.3 million homes and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 52.3 million metric tons annually.1 Hundreds of thousands of Americans, especially in our cities, have invested in their own solar panels or solar projects in their communities and millions more are ready to join them.

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News Release | Environment California

New data shows solar jobs growing in metro areas all over California

As the numbers released today show, solar continues to grow rapidly throughout California, providing good local jobs for Californians that also help to protect the environment.

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News Release | Environment California

Statement on Expected Executive Order on Climate Change

"Tomorrow’s expected action from the Trump Administration runs against the progress California is making to stave off the worst impacts of climate change."

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News Release | Environment California

Environment California Supports Cleaner Cars

“America should be putting cars that burn too much gasoline in the rear-view mirror. Unfortunately, the Trump Administration’s order today is a green light to keep making cars that dirty our air, endanger our health and threaten our children's future.”  Michelle, Kinman, Clean Energy Advocate Environment California.

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