Groundswell: CLCV Blog

Nov 10, 2015

Senator Fran Pavley has spent her lifetime living and working in Los Angeles and Ventura counties as a parent, educator, and elected official. She is indisputably one of the greatest environmental champions in state history. It is impossible to quantify the impact she has had on environmental politics in California, and her work has effected change on a national and global scale. After nearly three decades as a teacher, Senator Pavley became the first mayor of the City of Agoura Hills, and served for four terms on the city council.

Nov 10, 2015

David Allgood is a longtime environmental leader and the recently-retired Political Director of the California League of Conservation Voters. For more than 25 years, Allgood has played a leading role in CLCV’s core work—electing environmental champions and working with the progressive community to pass strong environmental laws.

Nov 10, 2015

East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice (EYCEJ) is an environmental health and justice non-profit organization working towards a safe and healthy environment for communities that are disproportionately suffering the negative impacts of industrial pollution. EYCEJ recognizes and promotes full and authentic community participation in making policies that affect them directly, promoting the implementation of Environmental Justice guidelines for local, state, and federal governments and agencies as well as industry.

Nov 3, 2015

It’s my pleasure to report that this year’s California Environmental Scorecard is now ready for your review at >>

Oct 15, 2015

This week, I represented CLCV at a public meeting hosted by Senator Dianne Feinstein about three proposed new national monuments in the California desert: Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow, and Castle Mountains.

Oct 14, 2015

Senator Kevin de León is the author of California's landmark climate change and clean energy legislation, SB 350, which was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown one week ago today. We are pleased to present this letter of appreciation for the important role of CLCV members in passing SB 350 and helping achieve an historic victory for the climate change policy – as demonstrated by your activism, leadership, and support for the California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV).

Oct 7, 2015

It's a great day to be a Californian! Governor Brown signed landmark climate bill SB 350.

Oct 5, 2015

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

Sep 15, 2015

We have the best legislature money can buy, and Big Oil just proved it.

The oil industry used their limitless war chest to fund a multi-million dollar fear-mongering campaign against two major climate proposals, ending the 2015 legislative session with two huge victories for their profits and two devastating losses for our future. But that’s not the whole story, as I’ll explain in a moment.

Sep 10, 2015

California just made climate history once again. Late Friday night, California lawmakers took the final vote on a major climate change bill SB 350 – and it passed.

In other words, California just passed the boldest, farthest reaching climate change legislation in the nation. SB 350 passed thanks to the tremendous outpouring of grassroots support and activism.


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2016 California Environmental Scorecard

California Environmental Scorecard

New for the 2015 legislative session: The 42nd annual California Environmental Scorecard rates elected officials on 2015, another successful year for the environment in spite of heavy opposition from polluting industry.

Find out how your legislators did in 2015 in CLCV's California Environmental Scorecard.