A Little Teamwork and Common Ground on CEQA

Mar 20, 2013

Last Tuesday, a coalition made up Environmental Organizations, Labor and Tribes known as Common Ground California held a press conference and Capitol lobby day committing to protect the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Read More >

Environmental champion Jerry Hill to chair key committee

Mar 7, 2013

Tuesday, Sen. Jerry Hill (97% lifetime score) was appointed to chair a key environmental committee. Read More >

2012 Legislative Wrap-Up

Sep 5, 2012

Last Friday marked the last day of this legislative session, ending a very busy month for CLCV in the Capitol.

Though CLCV worked on - and worked with you on - many bills this year, we had five top priorities that held true through the year: Read More >

A Capitol Day for Environmental Advocates

Aug 9, 2012

It was a capitol day for dozens of environmental advocates. Read More >

CLCV members to Jerry Brown - Don't trade away CEQA for budget votes!

Mar 22, 2011

Inspiring letters from CLCV members to Governor Brown Read More >

Republican legislators use CEQA as ransom in budget negotiations

Mar 17, 2011

Proposal would sharply limit the rights of Californians to enforce environmental protections. Read More >

Having Trouble Deciding?

Jun 1, 2010

I've certainly been there. You stare at your ballot. You see some names you're relatively familiar with. You sweat a little. Who to choose? Who. To. Choose? If you're lucky, you're deciding between two great candidates. If you're not, well... let's just hope you are. In trying to decide who to vote for, you check your trusted references (i.e. CLCV -- thanks by the way). But something doesn’t quite add up. The endorsements don’t quite match what you had heard elsewhere from other sources.

What gives? Read More >

Chevron and environmental groups can both win

Apr 29, 2010

This week, the state court of appeals ruled that an environmental impact report (EIR) for an expansion and modernization of the Chevron refinery in Richmond, California failed to address the additional pollution and greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the project. The ruling maintains a lower court injunction against proceeding with the project. Read More >

Palin Likens Global Warming Studies To Snake Oil. Really?!?

Feb 9, 2010

Data, more precisely facts, are an alien concept to the former Half-Term Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin. Her assertion that climate science is “snake oil” is yet another reflection of the profound ignorance that characterizes her mental world. As reported by the Associated Press:

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Schwarzenegger ever more critical of CEQA, environmental laws

Feb 5, 2010

No surprises here, just reminders of where this Governor has always stood. A few choice quotes from today’s Capitol Alert: “The governor twice this week portrayed environmental regulations as a barrier to job creation, at one point Tuesday suggesting that some environmentalists ‘become fanatics and they go overboard’ when they object to green technology projects.”

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