CLCV Chair of the Board Rick Zbur to Lead Equality California

Apr 22, 2014

All of us at the California League of Conservation Voters are thrilled that Rick Zbur, our Chair of the Board and President, has been unanimously elected as the new executive director of Equality California (EQCA), the largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy organization in California. Read More >

Why the EPA needs California

Feb 6, 2014

For the first time in our nation's history, the Environmental Protection Agency plans to place limits on carbon pollution for new power plants.

Coal and gas-burning power plants are the top contributors to carbon pollution in the U.S., and yet we have never set a limit on how much pollution they can produce. More than any other contributing factor, reckless carbon pollution is causing worldwide temperatures to rise with dangerous, widespread consequences. Now is our chance to lead the way on the greatest challenge that we, and our children, all face – climate change.

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CLCV Listening Tour: Grapes and groundwater

Nov 7, 2013

Editor's note: Jena Price, CLCV Legislative Affairs Manager, is spending a few weeks on the road meeting with lawmakers in Central and Southern California in their districts to learn more about the environmental issues that are most important to them and their constituents. Today Jena blogs from Fresno and Avenal. Read More >

CLCV Releases 2013 Environmental Scorecard

Oct 30, 2013

Today CLCV released our annual California Environmental Scorecard, revealing how members of the state legislature and Governor Jerry Brown performed on the most important environmental and public health bills in the 2013 legislative session. Did your elected officials stand up for the environment in 2013? Read More >

Legislative session concludes with environmental progress and hurdles

Sep 18, 2013

The first year of the 2013-14 legislative session concluded in the wee hours last Friday morning.  In the final days of the session the legislature considered a number of CLCV's and the environmental community's priority bills, many of which we had been working on since the early days of the year with the help of our members and allies. Read More >

California's already fracked.

Aug 27, 2013

California is already fracked. We demand answers.

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Why it Matters that 2020 is Almost Here

Jun 28, 2013

CLCV Chief Executive Officer Sarah Rose addresses the attendees of the June 27 CLCV Environmental Leadership Awards in San Francisco:

As this is June and the end of the school year for most students, I was proud to attend the promotion ceremony for my oldest daughter from elementary school. Next year she enters middle school, and then a few more years and she’ll be off to high school as a member of the graduating class of 2020.  Read More >

California: Fracked!

Jun 7, 2013

Last week, the California Senate passed SB 4, a comprehensive fracking regulation bill authored by environmental champion Senator Fran Pavley. It passed on a party-line vote, with all 28 Democrats voting for it and all 11 Republicans voting against it.

(Take action on fracking now; tell your Assemblymember to stand up to the oil industry and vote YES on SB 4: www.ecovote.org/fracking) Read More >

Governor Brown's Proposed Loan Has Environmentalists Seeing Red

May 24, 2013

California Governor Jerry Brown earned CLCV's endorsement when he ran for governor (again) in 2010, and he's earned decent scores on our annual California Environmental Scorecard since then. He's been a champion for California's pioneering climate change solutions; in fact, he spoke to a group of scientists this week, warning "it's over" in five years, unless we do more to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions that are cooking the planet. But lately, environmentalists are "seeing red" over Brown's proposal to borrow $500 million from the state's cap-and-trade revenues. Read More >

 
 
 

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