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GOVERNOR SIGNS OUR PLASTIC BAG BILL

California is the first state to ban single-use plastic bags. When this law goes into effect in July 2015, we’ll take billions of plastic bags out of our environment. That means cleaner rivers and a safer future for sea turtles and other ocean wildlife.

News Release | Environment California

Environmentalists, Local Constituents Called on Congressman McClintock to Stop Wasteful Subsidies to Oil

Rocklin – At a town hall meeting hosted by Congressman Tom McClintock this evening, Environment California was joined by local activists to call for an end to $44 billion in subsidies to Big Oil. The group highlighted the environmental and public health threats—from last year’s massive BP Gulf oil spill to smog pollution—posed by our continued dependence on oil. 

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News Release | Environment California

Environmentalists, Local Constituents Called on Congressman McClintock to Stop Wasteful Subsidies to Oil

At a town hall meeting hosted by Congressman Tom McClintock this evening, Environment California was joined by local activists to call for an end to $44 billion in subsidies to Big Oil.

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Green jobs gaining traction in California

More than 500,000 people are employed in "green jobs" in California and that number is expected to ramp up in the coming years, according to a report. The Environment California Research & Policy Center report, "Building a Clean Energy Workforce: Preparing Californians for New Opportunities in the State's Green Economy," additionally documents nearly 300 green job training programs at more than 130 institutions throughout the state.

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Study: 15,000 per year train for green jobs in CA

“Over the last couple of years, we’ve been hearing about this university, that organization, this labor union — everyone seemed to be doing some kind of program,” said Bernadette Del Chiaro, co-author of the report and director of clean energy programs at the non-profit Environment California Research & Policy Center. “We wanted to count them up.”

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NEW REPORT: Up to 15,000 Californians Enrolled in Green Job Training Programs Annually

San Diego—On the heels of Governor Brown’s launch of an effort to build 12,000 megawatts of solar and other forms of small-scale clean energy, environmental and green job advocates are highlighting the need to train the next generation of workers locally to help build California’s clean energy future. 

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