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May 3, 2016

In case you haven’t heard, the California Dental Association just spent $50,000 on a poll and a mailer for Senate District 27 candidate Janice Kamenir-Reznik. At first glance you just think maybe she’s the poster child for good oral hygiene, but there’s something much more devious at play. It turns out that the dentists are acting as the innocent face for the real source of the money: oil conglomerate Chevron.

Apr 22, 2016

Last month, we urged our supporters to sign a petition asking President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry to sign the Paris climate agreement on behalf of the United States. Great news: John Kerry and other world leaders from nearly 170 countries signed the agreement at the United Nations today in honor of Earth Day.

Thanks to CLCV supporters and climate activists around the world, the momentum of climate action that started in Paris last year continues—appropriately—on Earth Day!

Apr 21, 2016

For most of us, Earth Day is a time to celebrate our planet and focus on solutions to our many environmental challenges. Teachers and schoolchildren in particular embrace Earth Day as an opportunity to learn about ways all of us can make changes large and small to protect the environment and conserve our natural resources.

Feb 18, 2016

Huge news: State officials say the Aliso Canyon gas leak has now been permanently capped. Per the Los Angeles Times:

Feb 12, 2016

Great news! Thanks to input from thousands of CLCV members and many other conservation-minded voters, President Obama took action this week to protect natural wonders in the California Desert as national monuments, to be treasured and enjoyed for generations to come!

Thank President Obama today: >>

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.


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