Groundswell: CLCV Blog

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.

Apr 10, 2015

The State of California just opened a *very brief* period for public comments on oil and gas wells that are illegally injecting chemical laden waste and other fluids into California's water supply. Tell state regulators to shut down all of these injection wells – before it's too late! Take action now: >>

Apr 3, 2015

The buzz this week is about honey bees.

Mar 27, 2015

As Americans, we love our national parks, national monuments, vast wildernesses and open spaces. We find it hard to imagine why elected officials wouldn’t support more of our public lands earning this protected status.

Mar 25, 2015

It's simply amazing. More than 950 Californians responded to our request for Letters to the Editor about the current threat to our federally-protected aquifers posed by underground waste injection wells. Protecting California’s limited groundwater is vitally important to all of us, so we expected a lot of letters – but we honestly never expected nearly 1,000 supporters would write in! It's incredibly gratifying and encouraging to see such a huge response!

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).


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