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Dan Jacobson
Senior Advisor

Today's Santa Cruz Sentinel has a great editorial about the need for a statewide ban on single use plastic bags. check it out here

 

 

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Dan Jacobson
Senior Advisor

Sacramento, CA- A bill to ban single use plastic bags passed the Senate Environmental Quality Committee today and moved one step closer to the Governor’s desk. AB 298 (Brownley) would ban single use plastic bags and require a small fee on paper bags which would need to be made from recycled material. The vote was 4 to 2. The bill is now scheduled to be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Check out more here http://www.environmentcalifornia.org/news/cae/statewide-plastic-bag-ban-breezes-through-key-senate-committee

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Dan Jacobson
Senior Advisor

We have been fighting for YEARS to reduce our exposure to dangerous chemicals. For too loing we have seen stories about dirty air, polluted water, and toxics in our home- even in our cribs and baby products. How very frustrating.

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Dan Jacobson
Senior Advisor

Local communities are taking action to ban single use plastic bags.

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Dan Jacobson
Senior Advisor

In a unanimous decision on Wednesday April 4th, the LA City Council Environment and Energy Committee called for a policy statement for environmental review of an ordinance banning both paper and plastic.

The Los Angeles Department of Water & Power is embarking on a planning process that will set the course for the utility’s energy development over the next several decades. Environment California is urging the utility to develop and implement a comprehensive clean energy plan.

With some parks receiving temporary reprieves from closure there is cause for celebration. But more work must be done to save the rest of our state parks that have not been so fortunate.

Tuesday, the EPA proposed limiting carbon pollution in new power plants. This would help curb global warming, protect our beaches and public health. Read more about the decision here, and take action so we can make sure this proposal becomes a reality.

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Dan Jacobson
Senior Advisor

BIG NEWS- A Los Angeles Superior Court upheld the County of Los Angeles ordinance to impose a single-use plastic bag ban with a 10-cent fee on paper bags. The case was brought by the company that makes single use plastic bags. This should pave the way for the City of LA to move forward with a ban on single use plastic bags!!

Great news for the ocean: McDonald's, arguably America's most iconic fastfood chain, is launching a pilot program to phase out Styrofoam coffee cups.