News Release | Environment California

Over 900,000 Americans Urge President Obama to Protect National Forests, National Parks from Fracking as California Legislature Considers Fracking Bill

Sacramento—Today, over 900,000 Americans called on President Obama to protect our national forests, our national parks and our drinking water. The public outcry comes as the comment period on the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) proposed rule for fracking on public lands draws to a close this Friday. Meanwhile, Environment California is calling on Governor Brown for a statewide ban on this dirty and dangerous form of drilling.  

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El Cerrito Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags and Styrofoam

El Cerrito—The El Cerrito City Council voted tonight to ban single-use plastic shopping bags and Styrofoam. The plastic bag ordinance applies to all stores except restaurants and certain charities, while the Styrofoam law affects restaurants and city vendors. Both bans take effect on January 1, 2014.

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Los Gatos Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags

Los Gatos—The Los Gatos Town Council voted tonight to ban on single-use plastic shopping bags. The ordinance, which applies to all retail stores that sell clothing, food, and personal items directly to consumers, will take effect on February 3, 2014.

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Environment California Calls on the Federal Government To Investigate Fracking Off the California Coast

Sacramento—Environment California joins a group of state lawmakers in calling for an investigation by federal regulators into reports of oil companies engaging in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, off the California coast.

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Ventura plastic bag ban moves forward

Ventura—A unanimous Ventura City Council voted tonight to draft a citywide ban on single-use plastic bags. City staff will develop an ordinance, based on a region-wide model, and return for a final vote as early as this fall. Nearly 80 California local governments have already banned plastic bags, representing nearly 1 in 3 Californians.

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