Groundswell: CLCV Blog

Mar 13, 2015

The shocking revelations about the failures of state regulatory agencies to protect California groundwater from pollution continued this week.

Mar 10, 2015

In just a few hours, we're going to testify in Sacramento before a Joint Oversight Hearing on Ensuring Groundwater Protection. Californians have a right to clean drinking water, but our state government is permitting vast quantities of post-drilling waste fluids to be injected into our protected aquifers – it just doesn't add up.

Mar 9, 2015

This Tuesday, March 10, your presence can make a big difference in the fight for elephants' lives.

Feb 27, 2015

The plastics industry has done it again. They've spent millions of dollars to stop environmental progress in California. This time, they've blocked the plastic bag phaseout that is already state law (SB 270).

Feb 26, 2015

California's statewide ban on single-use plastic bags was a first-in-the-nation victory against Big Polluters in the plastics industry – a victory made possible by CLCV supporters like you. But the fight isn't over.

Just this week, our law was put on hold – stalled by the plastic industry's multi-million dollar effort to undo the bag ban. Big Plastic's cynical campaign gathered enough signatures to place the bag ban on the ballot in November 2016.

Feb 24, 2015

This is one of the most outrageous things we’ve heard in a long time.

Jan 28, 2015

Human beings are the number one threat to elephants, and poachers continue to kill tens of thousands of elephants for their ivory every year.

Jan 12, 2015

Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown kicked off the new term by announcing an ambitious plan to combat climate change in California:

Dec 16, 2014

This just in: another opportunity to speak up for permanently protecting California's public lands!

Dec 5, 2014

An epidemic is wiping out the honey bee population in North America. Here in Californians, we have 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.


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