Groundswell: CLCV Blog

Oct 31, 2018

Each election, CLCV analyses the environmental impacts of the state level races and propositions and produces an endorsements list to help our members vote their values.

We often get asked for advise on how to vote on local contests and local ballot measures. Though the California League of Conservation Voters doesn't make endorsements in these local contests, 7 local leagues across our state do.

Oct 30, 2018

Last week, the Trump Administration approved Hilcorp Energy Co.’s Arctic offshore oil drilling project off of Alaska’s coast.

This approval marks the very first time oil would be produced from federal waters in the Arctic, and is a crystal clear sign that Trump intends to advance his reckless offshore oil drilling plans.

Oct 24, 2018

Since 1972, CLCV has worked to protect the environmental quality of the state by increasing public awareness of environmental issues and, consequently, growing the number of Californians who are environmental voters. In this way, we can elect environmentally responsible candidates and hold them accountable once in office. It is with this mission in mind that we annually select outstanding organizations to honor.

In 2018 that honor goes to Black Women for Wellness.

Oct 13, 2018

The last few weeks have been particularly painful and scary for women and vulnerable populations across the country. It’s hard not to feel powerless when we see the continuing abuses of power by Donald Trump and his allies in Congress – but there is hope.

Oct 7, 2018

California is home to some of the most hotly contested congressional elections in the country, where results in November — and who controls the House — will be decided by the smallest of margins.

Oct 3, 2018

As we speak, the Trump Administration is threatening to open California’s Coast up for unsafe offshore oil drilling. We must act to stop them!

Sep 20, 2018

Last week, as thousands of climate activists from around the world came to San Francisco to make bold commitments, elevate frontline communities, and collectively set our intention to address climate change, we were reminded once again of an important truth: Who we elect to public office matters.

Aug 24, 2018
Big Oil and corporate polluters are on the verge of gaining unprecedented influence in Sacramento over lawmakers thanks to AB 84. This wrongheaded legislation would undo decades of progress on campaign finance reform by allowing unlimited contributions to legislative leadership -- even while deciding votes on key legislation.
Jun 13, 2018

If you are like most Californians, you know the water that comes out of your tap is some of the cleanest in the world. But unfortunately that isn’t the case for everyone.

Jun 6, 2018

With last night’s results still coming in, one thing is already crystal clear: California’s environment was the big winner, thanks in large part to CLCV members like you!


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2018 California Environmental Scorecard

New for the 2018 legislative session: The 45th annual California Environmental Scorecard rates elected officials on 2018, another successful year for the environment in spite of heavy opposition from polluting industry.

Find out how your legislators did in 2018 in CLCV's California Environmental Scorecard.