Groundswell: CLCV Blog

Aug 7, 2015

On July 29, 2015, gunshots were reported in the Kenyan wilderness. The next morning, five adult elephants were found slaughtered; their tusks removed. A baby elephant, just seven months old, was found by local wildlife advocates the following day, alone and scared, but alive. Baby Losoito was the only one left alive by poachers after they massacred his entire family.

Jul 23, 2015

The recent release of an independent, state-funded study on fracking shows that our long-standing concerns about the risks are justified. This latest revelation comes on the heels of months of scandal involving oil companies and the state agencies that are supposed to regulate them but, by their own admission, have failed to protect Californians' health and safety.

Californians have heard a lot about fracking over the past few years. Our concerns have only grown into outrage as more evidence of its risks to our communities, our water, our health and safety has come to light.

Jul 17, 2015

Two major climate change bills (SB 350 and SB 32) won approval this week in the California Assembly Committee on Natural Resources, and now both bills are heading to the Appropriations Committee – the final committee they'll need to win over before they're eligible for floor votes by the full Assembly.

Jun 2, 2015

On May 28, 2015, CLCV presented the Environmental Leadership Award to Lisa Jackson, Apple’s Vice President for Environmental Initiatives and the former Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. California Air Resources Board Chairman Mary Nichols introduced Jackson, who could not be present due to a last-minute conflict.

Jun 1, 2015

The following remarks were made about and by CLCV Environmental Leadership Award recipient Annie Notthoff on May 28, 2015.

Tom Adams, former Chair of the Board, CLCV:

Annie Notthoff is Director of the Natural Resources Defense Council's California Advocacy program in San Francisco and has been a member of the CLCV Board of Directors for more than 20 years. Annie has had a remarkable career as an environmental advocate.  She has been particularly effective in many areas, but first let’s look at her leadership on climate policy.

Jun 1, 2015

Below are remarks made about and by honoree Lisa Hoyos at CLCV's Environmental Leadership Awards in San Francisco on May 28, 2015.

Susan Frank, CLCV Board Member:

May 22, 2015

If you follow national environmental politics, you know the name Lisa Jackson. Since 2013, Jackson has served as Apple’s Vice President for Environmental Initiatives. Prior to that, she was Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, appointed by President Barack Obama. Her career and experience in government and in business demonstrate time and again that effective leadership on these issues can and does come from all sectors, and CLCV is honoring her at next Thursday’s Environmental Leadership Awards in San Francisco.

May 21, 2015

Lisa Hoyos is taking on climate deniers from the classroom to the statehouse, in all fifty states, as Director and Co-Founder of Climate Parents.

May 20, 2015

If it’s a California environmental law and you’ve heard of it, chances are good that Annie Notthoff helped get it passed.

Annie, who is Director of the Natural Resources Defense Council's California Advocacy program in San Francisco and has been a member of the CLCV Board of Directors for more than 20 years, has played a leading role in the efforts to secure many of California’s landmark environmental laws.

Apr 30, 2015

By Sarah Rose (CLCV) & Art Pulaski (California Labor Federation)

They’re calling it “NAFTA on steroids.” The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would be the largest international trade deal in history – with major economic and environmental consequences here in California – but the details have been veiled in total secrecy.


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