Where Are the Clean Water Rules?

By | Shelley Vinyard
Regional Program Director

Across the country, 60 percent of our streams, 117 million Americans’ drinking water, and 20 million acres of wetlands lack adequate protection from pollution. President Obama took a step toward fixing this last year by proposing new guidelines to restore these protections, and we have played a huge role in making this happened. But the protections have not been finalized yet.

Protecting America’s Waterways: Good Policy, Good Politics

By | Shelley Vinyard
Regional Program Director

From the Chesapeake Bay and the Great Lakes to the Colorado River and all the smaller rivers, lakes and streams in between, America’s waterways are incredibly popular, irreplaceable treasures. Furthermore, protecting our water from pollution consistently polls as one of the most important environmental issues in America.

Time to Secure a Clean Energy Future for Angelenos

By | Michelle Kinman
Clean Energy Advocate

The Los Angeles Department of Water & Power is embarking on a planning process that will set the course for the utility’s energy development over the next several decades. Environment California is urging the utility to develop and implement a comprehensive clean energy plan.

McDonald's to phase out Styrofoam

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Great news for the ocean: McDonald's, arguably America's most iconic fastfood chain, is launching a pilot program to phase out Styrofoam coffee cups.

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