Governor Jerry Brown Appoints John Laird Secretary for Natural Resources

Jan 5, 2011

As one of his first actions, Governor Jerry Brown has appointed the Honorable John Laird as California Secretary for Natural Resources. This is a superb decision. Read More >

Reflecting on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's Green Record

Dec 30, 2010

If you’ve been reading the news or listening to local talk radio programs, you know that ‘tis the season for reflecting on Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s years in office and how well or poorly he performed on a number of issues important to voters. Read More >

Green Summit Prepares Environmentalists for 2011

Dec 16, 2010

This year’s 6th Annual Green California Summit was the biggest, most successful Green California Summit ever. More than 240 individuals representing dozens of environmental, environmental justice, labor, clean energy business, public health, economic and social justice groups gathered at the Sacramento Convention Center on December 6th at an event organized by the California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund. Read More >

Environmental Advocates Honor Southern California Green Champions

Dec 3, 2010

Oh what a night! There were a lot of folks with hoarse voices this morning in the wake of the California League of Conservation Voters’ 17th annual Environmental Leadership Awards at the W Hotel in Westwood.

This event is usually quite the schmooze-fest for environmental, business, labor, health and political leaders. This year the quality of honorees and guests alike guaranteed that the gala event more than lived up to its reputation. Read More >

Dewey Defeats Truman 2010

Nov 24, 2010

Dewey Defeats Truman.

That headline will always be one of my favorites. Back then in a world without the internet and information at the palm of your hand, it's slightly understandable that a newspaper would make such a major error in a tough election. After all, with print deadlines to meet, reporters couldn't accurately get election returns before an article about an election was due at the printer for the next morning's paper. Of course, that blatantly wrong headline and article lives on infamy as the poster-child for not declaring victory too early. But once in a while, someone forgets and learns their lesson the hard way. Read More >

California's budget earthquake

Nov 11, 2010

California's short-term fiscal outlook is grim. What does that mean for environmental policy? Read More >

Election Results: "Don't mess with California!"

Nov 3, 2010

On Election Day, environmental voters spoke loud and clear. Read More >

Californians on the Governor's Race

Oct 28, 2010

Californians talk about what they want in a greener governor--watch the video inside. Read More >

The next Attorney General: more than just the next “top cop” for California

Oct 28, 2010

With only 5 days until the big election we continue to see attack ads increasing, particularly in the tight Attorney General race. The candidates in the race, Kamala Harris and Steve Cooley, are neck and neck. What happens between now and Election Day will determine the outcome. Read More >

Women and environmental candidates

Oct 27, 2010

Watch a post-Women's Conference webcast with Sen. Sheila Kuehl, CLCV's Lindsay Bubar, and others discussing the environment & women's issues. Read More >


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