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Aug 19, 2014

Today, several environmental, labor, and other groups delivered a letter to Attorney General Kamala Harris, writing on behalf of millions of our California members to express strong concerns about the potential manipulation of gasoline prices by oil companies, as transportation fuels come under the greenhouse gas emissions cap created by AB 32, California's landmark climate and clean energy law.

Aug 18, 2014

One would expect firefighters would know a thing or two about fire safety. So when they speak up and tell the state legislature that adding pounds of flame retardant chemicals to single pieces of furniture doesn't protect them, or folks whose houses or businesses catch fire, and in fact puts their lives MORE at risk, you would hope our lawmakers would listen.

Aug 14, 2014

The state legislature passed a new $7.5 billion water bond on August 13, 2014.

CLCV released a statement from CEO Sarah Rose on the water bond's passage:

Aug 14, 2014

Washing your face and brushing your teeth are daily activities that shouldn’t cause harm to our environment. Unfortunately, tiny plastic beads in some personal care products are entering our local streams and rivers directly from our sinks – and they're eventually found in the ocean and inside the bodies of marine wildlife.

Aug 5, 2014

Remember how we said Big Oil was up to its old tricks?

Jul 17, 2014

Big Oil is up to its old tricks. They've just launched a manipulative assault on AB 32, the most important clean air and climate law passed in decades for California--and arguably the nation--all to avoid taking responsibility to reduce their pollution. In a nutshell, oil companies think they deserve a free pass to pollute as much as they always have.

Jun 23, 2014

New America Media, the country's first and largest national collaboration of and advocate for more than 3,000 ethnic news organizations, will receive CLCV's Environmental Leadership Award this week in San Francisco.

Jun 23, 2014

CLCV is thrilled to honor Susan Frank, President & Chief Operating Officer for The Better World Group and a long-serving CLCV Board member with our Environmental Leadership Award this week in San Francisco.

Jun 23, 2014

CLCV is proud to present our Environmental Leadership Award to Arno Harris, a passionate advocate for solutions to climate change through the intersection of business and public policy.

Harris has spent the last 10 years working in the solar industry to help solar make the transition to mainstream energy markets, most recently as CEO of Recurrent Energy, one of North America's largest solar project developers.

Jun 23, 2014

We're thrilled to honor Congressman George Miller with our "Byron Sher Lifetime Achievement Award" at our annual environmental leadership award event this week.

 
 
 

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2014 California Environmental Scorecard

2014 California Environmental Scorecard

Together, we won a number of crucial victories in 2013. How did your legislator do?

Read about the 2013 legislative year in CLCV's 2014 California Environmental Scorecard.