Assembly Speaker Emeritus Toni Atkins Headlines


Great news for elephants!

Oct 5, 2015

Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 96 to ban the ivory trade and protect African elephants! Read More >

AB 96, to protect elephants, passes State Senate!

Sep 3, 2015

I am thrilled to share with you that the bill to ban the ivory trade and protect African elephants just passed the state Senate! I’m so grateful for the unprecedented outpouring of support from you and thousands of CLCV members like you who called, wrote, and even visited their elected representatives in the state Capitol to demand they stand up for elephants and stop the illegal ivory trade in California. Read More >

A baby elephant named Losoito

Aug 7, 2015

On July 29, 2015, gunshots were reported in the Kenyan wilderness. The next morning, five adult elephants were found slaughtered; their tusks removed. A baby elephant, just seven months old, was found by local wildlife advocates the following day, alone and scared, but alive. Baby Losoito was the only one left alive by poachers after they massacred his entire family. Read More >

Save the Elephants: Support AB 96 (Atkins)

Jan 28, 2015

Human beings are the number one threat to elephants, and poachers continue to kill tens of thousands of elephants for their ivory every year. Read More >

Do You Know the Score?

Oct 28, 2014

Our annual California Environmental Scorecard is now live! Read More >

Protect the Coast: Give the California Coastal Commission Teeth

Sep 6, 2013

UPDATE (Sept. 10, 2013): Although the state Senate passed AB 976 on Friday, September 6, the bill failed concurrence in the Assembly and is now a two-year bill.

Californians love our coast, and for good reason: the Coastal Act has protected it for all of us, rich, poor and in between for four decades.

The California Coastal Commission is charged with implementing the Coastal Act, which was passed in 1976 to protect the state's 1,100 mile coastline and public access to the coast. Its mission is: "To protect, conserve, restore, and enhance the environment of the California coastline."

Unfortunately, the Commission has the unique distinction of being the only California agency that does not have the ability to levy fines when someone breaks the law. Read More >


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