News Release | Environment California

Environment California Acknowledges EPA Offshore Fracking Rules, Calls on Governor to Ban Fracking Statewide

Sacramento—The Environmental Protection Agency has announced new rules for offshore fracking in California. Oil and gas companies will soon be required to report the fracking chemicals they discharge into the ocean. Nathan Weaver, Oceans Advocate with Environment California, issued the following statement:

“Fracking is an environmental nightmare for California. This dirty drilling pollutes our air and water, turns beautiful places into industrial zones, and threatens California’s leadership towards solving global warming. While I am encouraged by EPA’s attention to this issue, these new disclosure rules are only a first step towards protecting California from fracking.

News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Court of Appeal grants Environment California’s motion, upholds plastic bag ban

San Francisco – The California Court of Appeal has definitely affirmed California’s cities’ right to protect the environment by banning single-use plastic bags. The Court today agreed to publish its unanimously decision to uphold San Francisco’s plastic bag ban in a December 10 decision, creating a legal precedent on which other cities may rely. Today’s ruling sets the stage for more cities to adopt local laws phasing out plastic bags, and to strengthen their existing laws by expanding them to include restaurants.

News Release | Environment California

Environment California Highlights 2013 Environmental Accomplishments.

As 2013 draws to a close Environment California has compiled a list of the most important environmental victories for the past year.

News Release | Environment California

Ventura plastic bag ban moves ahead

Ventura—The 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. To date, 90 California local governments have already banned plastic bags, only 10 away from 100.

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Investors Call on WPX Energy to Abandon Plan to Take Drinking Water Tank from Pennsylvania Family

Echoing demands of PennEnvironment and Environment America, Green Century Capital Management and nine other investors today delivered a letter (below) to WPX Energy calling on the company to stop its plan to remove the drinking water storage tank at the home of Tammy Manning in Franklin Forks, Pa. WPX sought and obtained a court order, which allows the company to seize the water tank from the Mannings on or after Dec. 16.