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Apr 17, 2014

National Parks Week starts this Saturday, April 19, and that means lots of activities, volunteer opportunities, and FREE ADMISSION to many of California's pristine National Parks!

Mar 24, 2014

No more national parks? Who's in favor of that?

Mar 12, 2014

On Saturday, March 15, Californians from across the state will flood the streets of Sacramento to send Governor Brown a clear message: Don't frack California. This will be the largest anti-fracking mobilization in our state's history, and we need you to be there to make sure Governor Brown hears us.

Mar 11, 2014

More of California's majestic coast will become part of a national monument, thanks to President Obama, Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, and Congressmen Jared Huffman and Mike Thompson, among other wilderness and coastal advocates.

Feb 28, 2014

This is outrageous. California's elected officials in the House of Representatives are blaming environmental protections for the drought.

Feb 26, 2014

Plastic bags are wreaking havoc on marine habitats along the coastline, and they’re accumulating in California’s waterways – adding further pollution to our state’s water supply even in this time of extreme drought.

This simply can’t continue. Not anymore.

Feb 20, 2014

Today advocates for California's environment, public health and safety, and social justice applauded the introduction of a bill that would place a moratorium on fracking, acidizing and other risky oil drilling methods in California.

State Senators Holly Mitchell and Mark Leno introduced SB 1132 to protect Californians from the "potentially harmful consequences of unconventional well stimulation and drilling."

Feb 6, 2014

For the first time in our nation's history, the Environmental Protection Agency plans to place limits on carbon pollution for new power plants.

Coal and gas-burning power plants are the top contributors to carbon pollution in the U.S., and yet we have never set a limit on how much pollution they can produce. More than any other contributing factor, reckless carbon pollution is causing worldwide temperatures to rise with dangerous, widespread consequences. Now is our chance to lead the way on the greatest challenge that we, and our children, all face ...

Feb 5, 2014

Great news: California's landmark ban on buying and selling shark fins will go forward!

Last summer, soon after the state law (AB 376) went into effect, a federal rule change threatened to preempt the law and provide cover for shark fin hunters.

Thousands of CLCV supporters and many others spoke up and submitted public comments to the federal agency proposing the change, telling the agency not to undermine California’s effort to end our state’s role in the destructive practice of shark finning.

 
 
 

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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.