2010 Legislative wrap-up

Sep 23, 2010

In the 2010 California Legislative session that recently ended, CLCV helped pass a variety of significant environmental legislation, including important wins on climate change and dangerous toxins.  Just as important, we successfully thwarted an unprecedented number of bad bills pushed by polluters, many of which tried to use the recession as an excuse to weaken enforcement of environmental protection. Read More >

Chevron and environmental groups can both win

Apr 29, 2010

This week, the state court of appeals ruled that an environmental impact report (EIR) for an expansion and modernization of the Chevron refinery in Richmond, California failed to address the additional pollution and greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the project. The ruling maintains a lower court injunction against proceeding with the project. Read More >

Obama on the Environment: A Quick Look at What Was Said in the State of the Union Address

Feb 10, 2010

With America facing the serious repercussions from our years of inaction around climate change and energy instability, President Obama focused on these critical issues early in his State of the Union address.  Keeping to his line of bipartisanship that he established during his election campaign, Obama offered a mix of solutions to these crises.  But by trying to please everyone just enough, will he be able to bring people from across the aisle together to pass the real solutions that we need so badly need?

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Schwarzenegger ever more critical of CEQA, environmental laws

Feb 5, 2010

No surprises here, just reminders of where this Governor has always stood. A few choice quotes from today’s Capitol Alert: “The governor twice this week portrayed environmental regulations as a barrier to job creation, at one point Tuesday suggesting that some environmentalists ‘become fanatics and they go overboard’ when they object to green technology projects.”

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Yet another demand for CEQA exemptions for wealthy developers

Jan 6, 2010

Say it ain’t so… As mentioned briefly in Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s State of the State address, the governor has yet ANOTHER outrageous proposal to exempt large projects from California’s bedrock environmental regulations. (Read CLCV’s press statement responding to the State of the State.)

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How Much Does It Cost To Bypass CEQA?

Nov 19, 2009

Our friends over at Protect Consumer Justice have a good story on how much it cost Ed Roski in lobbying expenses to get the Legislature and the Governor to quash a  California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) legal action so that billionaire Roski could get a stadium built for a football team he hopes to buy. 

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2018 California Environmental Scorecard

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