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Keystone XL approval is wrong direction

By facilitating the transportation of dirty tar sands fuels, Keystone would add 27.4 million metric tons of global warming pollution to our atmosphere per year. President Trump's executive order advancing the Keystone XL pipeline is definitely a step in the wrong direction. READ MORE.

News Release | Environment California

“Straws on Request” bill to reduce Pacific plastic pollution passes Assembly floor

AB 1884 (Calderon/Bloom), which calls upon dine-in, full service restaurants to only give customers straws upon request, passed the State Assembly by a 45 to 17 margin with 16 “not voting” (this may change as legislators may add on their support).

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Tropical forests are burning. Again. | Steve Blackledge

More than a decade after local and global activists curbed tropical deforestation in South America, more forests in Brazil and Bolivia are burning again. As the planet heats up, this loss should concern all of us -- and there’s something we can do about it, right here, right now.

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News Release | Environment California

Environment California is knocking on doors across the state to take on the waste that’s killing our wildlife

Environment California is deploying hundreds of door-knockers this summer in towns across the state to help educate Californians about the plastic waste that is killing our wildlife.

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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

California is now the first state to require solar power on new homes

Today, the California Energy Commission voted unanimously to approve new building codes requiring that solar panels be installed on all new homes, beginning in 2020. The new codes will apply to most single-family homes as well as apartments and condos of three stories or less. This historic decision makes California the first state in the country to mandate that all new home construction.

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Protect California’s Special Places and Drinking Water | Steve Blackledge

Environment California is supporting Prop 68. It's a $4 billion dollar bond on the June 5 ballot that would protect California’s natural areas, safeguard our drinking water, and better prepare the state for the types of natural disasters that we’ve witnessed in recent years.

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