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Aug 17, 2017

California has long been a leader in clean energy, but now we have the opportunity to set a bold, new standard: 100% renewable and carbon-free power.

Aug 14, 2017
Meet the vaquita, the world’s most rare marine mammal, found only in the Gulf of California.

Sadly, there are only 30 vaquita porpoises left -- in the entire world.
Aug 8, 2017
From signing executive orders advancing the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines, to appointing a climate denier to head the EPA, to rolling back protections for our drinking water, Donald Trump’s attacks on our environment are widespread and devastating.
 
His latest target? Removing protections for our Marine Monuments to open these critical coastal preserves to potential oil drilling.
 
Jul 24, 2017

Do you know what’s in the cleaning products under your sink? Chances are -- you have no idea. Try as I might to make better choices, I certainly don’t.

Jul 20, 2017
California has a long, proud history of leading the nation and the world in advancing innovative and impactful policies to address climate change and improve air quality. From the landmark Global Warming Solutions Act, to establishing the first in the nation low carbon fuel standards, to raising fuel economy requirements and moving towards 100% renewable power, what happens in California shapes policy at home and across the country. And no other state has done more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and set clean air standards for the rest of the country.
 
Jul 14, 2017

As I visited state parks and national monuments this summer, I never stopped to consider that I could be one of the last people to see these natural wonders.

But then the Trump Administration announced a plan to strip the critical protections from National Monuments across the country! 

Mar 23, 2017

We’ve all heard the bad news: An epidemic is wiping out honey bees in California and the nation. Bee populations have been declining significantly over the past 25 years, and a substantial and growing body of evidence points to neonicotinoid pesticides as a key factor. The Golden State has a special responsibility to respond to this threat: Our state's agricultural production accounts for more food than any other state in the nation – and that means our local economies depend on the health of honey bees.

Mar 21, 2017

It’s hard to believe, but there’s another election just right around the corner. This is the first open congressional seat in the country since November, and we have a chance to send a true fighter for our values to DC who will stand up to the reality TV star in the White House. There are a lot of great candidates running, but when it comes to the environment the fighter we trust is none other than Jimmy Gomez.

Dec 1, 2016

CLCV is proud to recognize California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, a decisive leader for a more just environment, at our annual Environmental Leadership Awards December 1.

Nov 29, 2016

CLCV is thrilled to honor California Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) at our annual Environmental Leadership Awards on December 1.

 
 
 

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