Help us pass critical votes for the smoking ban bill, plastic beverage bottle cap bill, and Bisphenol A ban!
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"Talk is cheap when it comes to many environmental issues, but I fully expect the Clean Seas Coalition to put some real teeth into legislation that will protect all Californians from ocean litter. Local governments and public interest groups are really coming together to push for action at the state level.
"Catch of the Day" provided by Surfrider Foundation. The Clean Seas Coalition is focusing on advocacy efforts to promote policy initiatives that will help protect our environment, including legislation to ban smoking on CA beaches (SB 4), and to reduce take-out food and beverage Polystyrene packaging.
SB 4 (Oropeza/Surfrider) Smoking Ban on Beaches
For more information, contact Angela Howe (
), Surfrider Foundation, www.surfrider.org.
SB 21 (Simitian) Derelict Fishing Gear
Online Reporting: Derelict Fishing Gear Form -- www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu
SB 797 (Pavley/Environmental Working Group) BPA Ban
For more information, contact: Bill Allayaud (
), Environmental Working Group, www.ewg.org
The science on BPA is clear and compelling:
For more information, click: Breast Cancer Fund
The BPA ban is headed to the Assembly. Help get the critical votes.
AB 68 (Brownley (Co-author Nava) /Heal the Bay) Single-Use Plastic Bag Fee
Support Letter for AB 68 (AB 68 has to pass out of Assembly Appropriations Committee by Jan 21st -- support is urgently needed!)
AB 283 (Chesbro (Co-author Nava) /California Product Stewardship Council) Extended Producer Responsibility Act of 2010
For more information, contact: Heidi Sanborn (
), California Product Stewardship Council, www.calpsc.org
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a strategy to place the primary responsibility on producers to reduce a product's lifecycle impacts. EPR will incentivize business to manufacture and design products to be:
EPR also reduces government administration and cost - e.g., British Columbia has only five government staff managing stewardship programs for eight product types-versus our CA CRV for bottles with hundreds of people. EPR is government light because industry runs it! They can contract with local government and use the existing municipal infrastructure. It also allows business to do what it does best - compete in a fair market place - which will bring competition to recycling systems and reduce costs.
AB 1358 (Hill (Co-author Nava) /Clean Water Action) Polystyrene Disposable Food Container Ban
For more information, contact: Miriam Gordon (
), Clean Water Action.
AB 925 (Saldana/Faith 2 Green & Seventh Generation Advisors) Leash Your Lid: Plastic Beverage Container Caps
AB 925 is a common sense approach to dangerous litter which decimates ordinarly long-lived large seabrird species. Moreover, AB 925 will allow California to make full use of the infrastructure created for its successful bottle recycling laws; after all, the bottle bill law is supposed to apply to the whole bottle!
The bottle cap bill is headed to the Senate floor despite opposition from all the big soda and water companies, and Anheuser-Busch. Help get the critical Senate votes. Call or send a letter (see sample) on your letterhead ASAP.
Capwoman Comes to the Capitol -- March 25, 2009 | Garment of 2,000+ caps in support of AB 925
Come Support at HearingsFor most recent hearing schedules, visit: www.leginfo.ca.gov.