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 >

heard, but heard wrong

Sep 12, 2013

Yesterday afternoon, the California Assembly voted 47-17 to pass the one remaining fracking bill SB 4. Then the Senate voted: 28-8 in favor. We recently asked for SB 4 pass, and so did you – but not like this. Read More >

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 >

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 >

Thank you, California

Nov 7, 2012

Thank you for voting. Thank you for talking to your friends and family about difficult, important issues. Thank you for listening to candidates and asking tough questions, and thank you for using your resources to support environmental protection.

And, most of all, thank you for taking part in another election with important victories for the environment in our great state of California. Read More >

CLCV 2012 Scorecard Reveals Champions and Foes of Environmental Progress

Oct 31, 2012

Today CLCV released its annual California Environmental Scorecard, just days before the November 2012 General Election. The record of the votes (available at reveals how members of the state legislature and Governor Jerry Brown performed on the most important environmental and public health bills in the 2012 legislative session. Read More >

YES on 39: Close the Loophole, Invest in Clean Energy

Oct 30, 2012

Would you like to see a billion dollars of revenue restored to the state of California while 70,000 clean energy jobs are created? Vote YES on Proposition 39! Read More >

CLCV Supporter Asks Chevron, Gets Reply (but no answer)

Oct 18, 2012

It's tough to get through to huge corporations like Chevron, but CLCV supporter Auros Harman from San Mateo decided to speak up anyway – and Chevron actually replied. Read More >


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