News Release | Environment California

Santa Cruz Bans Single Use Plastic Bags

Santa Cruz became the 50th city to implement a single use plastic bag ban last night when the city council voted to ban plastic bags and put a fee on paper bags.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

New Report: Electric Vehicles are Ready to Roll

With the right policies in place, plug-in vehicles can reduce America’s dependence on oil by nearly 111 million gallons per year, according to a new report released today by Environment America.

News Release | Environment Texas

Environment Texas Praises Straus Testimony, Calls for Full Funding of Parks

AUSTIN – Environment Texas praised House Speaker Joe Straus for his call on the Legislature to stop using funds for purposes other than that for which they were intended. The Speaker testified before an Appropriations subcommittee today and criticized use of so-called “dedicated funds” to certify the budget. Environment Texas Director Luke Metzger released the following statement:

News Release | Environment California

California Statewide Bag Ban Breezes Through Key Senate Committee

A bill to ban single use plastic bags passed the Senate Environmental Quality Committee today and moved one step closer to the Governor’s desk. AB 298 (Brownley) would ban single use plastic bags and require a small fee on paper bags which would need to be made from recycled material. The vote was 4 to 2*. The bill is now scheduled to be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee.

News Release | Environment Oregon

Corvallis Becomes Second City in Oregon to Ban Bags

Today advocates and city councilors congratulated Corvallis on taking a stand against plastic pollution after Corvallis officially became the second city in Oregon to ban single-use plastic bags in an unanimous vote last night. “The City of Corvallis should be applauded for standing up to harmful waste that’s polluting our oceans and creating a disaster for wildlife,” said Sarah Higginbotham, State Director at Environment Oregon. “Corvallis is now leading the way for other Oregon cities looking to follow suit and ban the bag.”