CA legislative session wraps up, environmental priority bills await action by Governor Brown

Sep 13, 2011

This has been a busy year for environmental advocates in the State Capitol, and though the legislative session wrapped up last Friday (well, very early Saturday morning), there's still plenty of work to do to ensure Governor Jerry Brown signs our priority bills. Read More >

Senate passes BPA ban, many environmental bills still in play

Sep 1, 2011

It's been a busy couple of weeks in the state legislature! There have been plenty of ups and downs, and there's still more than a week for bills to be passed out of their second houses. Read More >

CA Legislature Returns: Updates & next steps to pass environmental priority bills

Aug 15, 2011

Today the State Senate and Assembly returned from a month long recess. Though it's only the first day back, advocates and legislators are already very busy, and this quick pace is expected to continue for the next several weeks. Read More >

Governor Brown vetoes commuter benefits bill

Aug 10, 2011

SB 582 would have saved employees and employers money, while improving California air quality. Read More >

Commuter Benefits: How a bill with bipartisan support turned into a partisan fight

Jul 20, 2011

At CLCV, we often know early on what bills will be contentious in the legislature. We plan ahead and work on securing votes of legislators who are on the fence. But at other times, good bills seem to be sailing through. This was the case with SB 582, which would establish a commuter benefit pilot program. Unfortunately though, the key word here is "was". Read More >

Secret Budget Negotiations Threaten California's Public Health and Environment

Jun 21, 2011

It’s the untold story of California’s budget crisis. Read More >

Vote for the Environment on July 12: Janice Hahn for Congress

Jun 9, 2011

When it comes to figuring which candidate is the best for the environment in a given race, some endorsements are more difficult than others. Following the results of the May 17th special election, only two candidates remained to compete for the seat left vacant by Former Congresswoman Jane Harman: LA City Councilwoman Janice Hahn and dark horse, self-funding candidate Craig Huey.

Let's compare. Read More >

Green California: Working together to win legislative victories for the environment

Jun 8, 2011

23 California environmental bills pass through first house! Read More >

Ian Kim: Making Social Justice a Cornerstone of the Clean Tech Revolution

Jun 1, 2011

I fully expect Ian Kim to stay on his feet when he's honored at the CLCV Environmental Leadership Awards on June 2nd. He's got too much energy to sit still, especially after several recent big victories for clean energy and California's diverse communities. Read More >

Celebrating Environmental Champions

May 26, 2011

Next week, we’re going to do something truly remarkable. We’re going to celebrate success at our annual Environmental Leadership awards on Thursday, June 2. Read More >


Take Action »

Be an environmental champion: take action to protect our air, water, and health.

Know Your Legislators »

Who represents you in the Assembly & State Senate? Find out how they voted on key environmental proposals.

Stay Connected »

Keep up with the latest from CLCV: environmental news, urgent action alerts, and more.

Donate »

Your support for CLCV helps maintain California's standing as the nation's environmental leader.

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.