Groundswell: CLCV Blog

Jan 21, 2016

What’s really in all these cleaning products? [Update: AB 708 failed on the Assembly floor on January 28th, but we will continue to work for disclosure of chemical in household products.]

Jan 19, 2016

A massive gas leak on the outskirts of Los Angeles has been spewing climate pollution since October 2015. The leak has raised public health concerns, driven thousands of families from their homes, and has significant impacts on California’s progress on limiting greenhouse gas pollution that contributes to climate change.

Dec 23, 2015

Six years ago in the Oregon wilderness, a gray wolf pup was born into the Imnaha pack. By the age of 2, he’d grown from a pup into a wolf weighing nearly 90 pounds – that’s when he first met the biologists who named him “OR-7” and started tracking his movements. Just a few months later, OR-7 left the Imnaha pack and set out alone on an epic journey over hundreds of miles – through deep forests and mountain passes; crossing barren desert and gushing rivers; skirting small towns and dodging highway traffic – pushing further and further south.

Dec 17, 2015

Last month, we called for an investigation into what ExxonMobil knew about climate change as far back as the late 1970s. In response, nearly 9,000 CLCV supporters sent a message to California Attorney General Kamala Harris urging her to investigate what ExxonMobil (then just Exxon) knew about what they were doing to perpetuate global warming caused by human activity.

Dec 3, 2015

California's bag ban is on hold because out-of-state manufacturers spent millions to put a referendum on the 2016 ballot that could repeal our groundbreaking law. Fight back.

Nov 21, 2015

Exxon could have warned us about climate change in 1977. They didn't.

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

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