Newsom's new ad spotlights opponent's terrible voting record

Oct 14, 2010

Gavin Newsom, CLCV's candidate for Lt. governor has a new ad that spotlight's Abel Maldonado's terrible environmental voting record via CLCV's scorecard. Read More >

Want to vote in November? Don't procrastinate...

Oct 4, 2010

Your vote on November 2 will make a difference: register by October 18. Read More >

Want a Return to Good Government? Here’s What Two Props on the Nov. Ballot Will Do

Sep 30, 2010

If you are like me, you are sick of the money woes in Sacramento.  You know: Read More >

2010 Legislative wrap-up

Sep 23, 2010

In the 2010 California Legislative session that recently ended, CLCV helped pass a variety of significant environmental legislation, including important wins on climate change and dangerous toxins.  Just as important, we successfully thwarted an unprecedented number of bad bills pushed by polluters, many of which tried to use the recession as an excuse to weaken enforcement of environmental protection. Read More >

Studies not stories: Businesses are NOT leaving California

Sep 23, 2010

You hear it all the time -typically from corporately-backed Republican candidates running for office: "California's regulations are a job killer. Companies are leaving California to do business elsewhere." This is the argument that Texas oil companies are using to promote Prop 23, which would basically kill California's sole prospering business sector right now: clean tech. But here's another important question: are there more of them than there are new companies coming in or starting up locally? 

Turns out, there actually have been studies on this issue like this recent one from the Public Policy Institute of California. In fact, they historically have demonstrated that the vast vast majority of businesses aren't leaving California after all. Sure there are some companies that leave, and some people decide not to start a business in California, but the percentage is negligible, so much so that California suffers less from this problem than other states: Read More >

Change is good

Sep 20, 2010

Read about CLCV's newly redesigned website. Read More >

How Polluters are Misleading Voters

Jul 15, 2010

Campaign finance is starting to get some traction in the media. This week the LA Times' Pat McGreevey wrote down his observations about the impact the current rules had on the June primary: Read More >

When Somebody Yells "Tort Reform" Think About Your Health

Jul 7, 2010

Hooker Chemical/Love Canal, NY. Exxon Valdez/Prince William Sound, AK. PG&E/Hinkley, CA. These sorry pairings are the benighted places impacted by greed-driven pollution that endangered lives and livelihoods. These are also places where remedy and redress was driven not by government, but by trial attorneys successfully litigating on behave of aggrieved communities. These pairings represent a tiny fraction of the many corporation-versus-community battles fought in the nation's courts by private practice attorneys. The American Association for Justice has just released a report on the impact of trial attorneys on protecting the environment. It is well worth reading. Read More >

Environment Wins in California's Primary Election!

Jun 9, 2010

It was a great night for the environment. Candidates endorsed by the California League of Conservation Voters won in 89 of 92 contests! Thanks to your critical support, environmental champions—despite being heavily outspent by their opponents in many cases—emerged victorious. Read More >


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2018 California Environmental Scorecard

New for the 2018 legislative session: The 45th annual California Environmental Scorecard rates elected officials on 2018, another successful year for the environment in spite of heavy opposition from polluting industry.

Find out how your legislators did in 2018 in CLCV's California Environmental Scorecard.