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Mar 27, 2015

As Americans, we love our national parks, national monuments, vast wildernesses and open spaces. We find it hard to imagine why elected officials wouldn’t support more of our public lands earning this protected status.

Mar 25, 2015

It's simply amazing. More than 950 Californians responded to our request for Letters to the Editor about the current threat to our federally-protected aquifers posed by underground waste injection wells. Protecting California’s limited groundwater is vitally important to all of us, so we expected a lot of letters – but we honestly never expected nearly 1,000 supporters would write in! It's incredibly gratifying and encouraging to see such a huge response!

Mar 13, 2015

The shocking revelations about the failures of state regulatory agencies to protect California groundwater from pollution continued this week.

Mar 10, 2015

In just a few hours, we're going to testify in Sacramento before a Joint Oversight Hearing on Ensuring Groundwater Protection. Californians have a right to clean drinking water, but our state government is permitting vast quantities of post-drilling waste fluids to be injected into our protected aquifers – it just doesn't add up.

Mar 9, 2015

This Tuesday, March 10, your presence can make a big difference in the fight for elephants' lives.

Feb 27, 2015

The plastics industry has done it again. They've spent millions of dollars to stop environmental progress in California. This time, they've blocked the plastic bag phaseout that is already state law (SB 270).

Feb 26, 2015

California's statewide ban on single-use plastic bags was a first-in-the-nation victory against Big Polluters in the plastics industry – a victory made possible by CLCV supporters like you. But the fight isn't over.

Just this week, our law was put on hold – stalled by the plastic industry's multi-million dollar effort to undo the bag ban. Big Plastic's cynical campaign gathered enough signatures to place the bag ban on the ballot in November 2016.

Feb 24, 2015

This is one of the most outrageous things we’ve heard in a long time.

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.

Jan 12, 2015

Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown kicked off the new term by announcing an ambitious plan to combat climate change in California:

 
 
 

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