Groundswell: CLCV Blog

Oct 20, 2017

Last month, the US House of Representatives passed legislation to slash the EPA’s budget by $500 million. Now the Senate is moving to consider the same cuts and needs to hear from you! 

Oct 19, 2017

Sunday night was the deadline for Governor Brown to sign or veto bills, and with so much happening in the past month, we wanted to update you on some of the highlights and lowlights of the end of the legislative session and the governor’s actions.

Sep 6, 2017

Our national parks and monuments are under unprecedented attacks from the Trump administration. First, the administration proposed drastic budget cuts for the Department of the Interior, which manages many of our parks, public lands, and resources.

Sep 5, 2017

If you’re anything like me, you spent most this long weekend huddled by a fan, inside an air-conditioned movie theater, or in search of ice cream -- trying desperately to find any way to escape this sweltering heat. With almost no success. 

Aug 17, 2017

California has long been a leader in clean energy, but now we have the opportunity to set a bold, new standard: 100% renewable and carbon-free power.

Aug 14, 2017
Meet the vaquita, the world’s most rare marine mammal, found only in the Gulf of California.

Sadly, there are only 30 vaquita porpoises left -- in the entire world.
Aug 8, 2017
From signing executive orders advancing the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines, to appointing a climate denier to head the EPA, to rolling back protections for our drinking water, Donald Trump’s attacks on our environment are widespread and devastating.
His latest target? Removing protections for our Marine Monuments to open these critical coastal preserves to potential oil drilling.
Jul 24, 2017

Do you know what’s in the cleaning products under your sink? Chances are -- you have no idea. Try as I might to make better choices, I certainly don’t.

Jul 20, 2017
California has a long, proud history of leading the nation and the world in advancing innovative and impactful policies to address climate change and improve air quality. From the landmark Global Warming Solutions Act, to establishing the first in the nation low carbon fuel standards, to raising fuel economy requirements and moving towards 100% renewable power, what happens in California shapes policy at home and across the country. And no other state has done more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and set clean air standards for the rest of the country.
Jul 13, 2017

As I visited state parks and national monuments this summer, I never stopped to consider that I could be one of the last people to see these natural wonders.

But then the Trump Administration announced a plan to strip the critical protections from National Monuments across the country! 


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