SGA Press

 

September 2014 

Central Valley Business Times - September 14, 2014
Bipartisanship helps make California a world leader in fighting climate change

USC News - September 9, 2014

Governor Brown Joins Schwarzenegger, top experts for climate change panel

 

March 2014

The Planning Report

Terry Tamminen's R20 Regions of Climate Action: Global Policy Goals and Initiatives

September  2013

Orange County Register - September 28, 2013

Commentary: Low-Carbon Cavalry, Overcoming the political, ideological debate with smart money

 

WebWire -- September 24, 2013
AltCar Expo Focuses on Current and Future of "Green Fleet" Development and Management

June  2013

Los Angeles Times -- June 18, 2013
L.A. City Council OKs ban on plastic grocery and carryout bags

PDF

KTLA.com -- June 18, 2013
L.A. City Council Moves Toward Banning Single-Use Plastic Bags

The Telegraph -- June 13, 2013
Terminate doubts and be a climate action hero

Santa Monica Patch -- June 5, 2013
LA Waterkeeper Celebrates 20 Years

April  2013

G1 Rio de Janeiro -- April 25, 2013
No Rio, Schwarzenegger elogia Brasil e diz nao querer 'tirar proveito' do pais

December 2012

National Journal -- December 30, 2012
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Terminator, Body-Builder, and Global Leader on Climate Change

California Current -- December 7, 2012
Profiting from Climate Change 

November 2012

Future Cleantech Forum -- November 27, 2012
Terry Tamminen's VIP Opening Speech

San Antonio Express -- November 27, 2012
Total Energy Conference aims to live up to its name 

SF Gate -- November 10, 2012
State a pioneer of cap and trade

September 2012

Stories of a World that Just Might Work -- September 2, 2012
Q&A between Terrence McNally and Terry Tamminen – Cracking the Carbon Code

August 2012

Pacific Standard Magazine-- August 27, 2012
The Third Act: Professor Schwarzenegger

July 2012

Christian Science Monitor -- July 11, 2012
Schwarzenegger still a man of (environmental) action

May 2012

The Washington Post -- May 31, 2012
LA's move to ban plastic grocery bags could mark beginning of end for a ubiquitous container

The Hill -- May 23, 2012
A federation of sovereign realms: Arnold Schwarzenegger starts the world again

KCET -- May 21, 2012
L.A.'s Plastic and Paper Bag Ban is Built on Past Mistakes

April 2012

Stratford Star -- April 23, 2012
Malloy proclaims April 23, 2012, Terry Backer Day

February 2012

12th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit -- February 2, 2012
Dialogue with Leaders of States and Provinces, moderated by Terry Tamminen

The Times of India -- February 3, 2012
Terminator on green mission

Deccan Herald -- February 3, 2012
Arnold in 'save climate' mode

The Times of India -- February 3, 2012
Tarun Gogoi takes green pledge at development summit

January 2012

Exame.com -- January 2012
Sete Perguntas para Terry Tamminen (original)

Seven Questions for Terry Tamminen (English translation)

Global Cool Cities Alliance -- January, 2012
Cool Roofs and Cool Pavements Toolkit

December 2011

Christian Science Monitor -- December 13, 2011
Clean tech: more down to earth

The Global Journal -- December 6, 2011
A New Obsession

November 2011


Los Angeles Times -- November 9, 2011
State gets mixed reviews on solar power

October 2011

Climate News Roundup -- October 24, 2011

The Economist -- October 27, 2011
Clean Energy in California: On Its Own Sunny Path

Climate News Roundup -- October 17, 2011


Climate News Rounup -- October 10, 2011


Climate News Roundup -- October 3, 2011

September 2011

Climate News Roundup -- September 26, 2011

Climate News Roundup -- September 19, 2011


Climate News Roundup -- September 12, 2011


Climate News Roundup -- September 6, 2011


August 2011


eJournal USA -- August 31, 2011
California: Changing the Game on Climate

Climate News Roundup -- August 29, 2011


Climate News Roundup -- August 22, 2011


Climate News Roundup -- August 15, 2011


USC | Law -- Aug 9, 2011
Anti-Trash Tactician

Climate News Roundup -- August 6, 2011


Climate News Roundup -- August 1, 2011



July 2011

CNN's Prism -- July 28, 2011
Zayed Future Energy Prize

Climate News Roundup -- July 5, 2011


June 2011

Climate News Roundup -- June 27, 2011

Climate News Roundup -- June 20, 2011


Climate News Roundup -- June 13, 2011


Climate News Roundup -- June 6, 2011

May 2011

Climate News Roundup -- May 31, 2011

Climate News Roundup -- May 23, 2011


Climate News Roundup -- May 17, 2011


The Global Journal -- May and June 2011
The R20, More GAS Than the G20

Climate News Roundup -- May 9, 2011


Climate News Roundup -- May 2, 2011


The Paramus Post -- May 5, 2011
Bargain Priced Gas

April 2011

Climate News Roundup -- April 25, 2011

1 Thing Sacramento -- April 19, 2011
Being Economically Green (click here for direct link to video)

Climate News Roundup -- April 18, 2011


Enviance -- April 22, 2011
America's Secret Economic Weapon

The Wall Street Journal -- April 21, 2011
The Clean Air Act Keeps Us Healthy

Sacramento Press -- April 21, 2011
'Green Paths to Economic Recovery' in Sacramento

Climate News Roundup -- April 11, 2011


Electric Politics -- April 1, 2011
EP Podcast: Tell Me About the Future

March 2011

Climate News Roundup -- March 28, 2011

Green Technology News -- March 25, 2011
California's Leadership in the Global Green Economy: A Conversation With Terry Tamminen

Time Magazine -- March 28, 2011
Got Yttrium?

Climate News Roundup -- March 21, 2011

SF Gate -- March 17, 2011
Tsunamis and California's Uneasy Relationship With the Ocean

Climate News Roundup -- March 14, 2011

Climate News Roundup -- March 7, 2011

Enviance Webinar -- March 7, 2011
Discussing Cracking the Carbon Code w/Terry Tamminen (Listen here.)

February 2011

Climate News Roundup -- February 28, 2011

Climate News Roundup -- February 14, 2011

Climate News Roundup -- February 7, 2011


Los Angeles Wave -- February 9, 2011

January 2011

Climate News Roundup -- January 31, 2011

Climate News Roundup -- January 24, 2011


Zayed Future Energy Prize -- January 18, 2011
Terry Tamminen, Finalist, Video

Climate News Roundup -- January 17, 2011


Huffington Post -- January 19, 2011
A Noble Prize for the 21st Century

Environment News Service -- January 18, 2011
Vestas Wind Energy Wins $1.5 Million Zayed Prize, Gives It Away

Time.com -- January 18, 2011
Energy: The Danish Wind Company Vestas Gets an Environment Lifetime Achievement Award

Climate News Roundup -- January 10,  2011

 

Climate News Roundup -- January 3, 2011

CBC Radio Interview: The Current -- January 4, 2011
EPA Changes

EarthTechling -- January 3, 2011

U.S. Dominates Zayed Prize Finalists

December 2010

Huffington Post -- December 28, 2010
He'll Be Back

Climate News Roundup -- December 27, 2010

Greenbang -- December 22, 2010
The Secret to Sustainability? Commitment.

Vancouver Sun -- December 22, 2010
Zayed Future Energy Prize Announced Top Six Finalists to Compete for the $2.2 Millon

Climate News Roundup -- December 21, 2010

Climate News Roundup -- December 13, 2010


CA Independent Voter Network -- December 16, 2010
Just How Green is California's Jolly Green Governor?

Climate News Roundup -- December 6, 2010

Renewable Energy Focus.com -- December 13, 2010
Zayed Future Energy Prize Shortlist

The Bay Citizen -- December 9, 2010
San Jose to Ban Single-Use Shopping Bags

November 2010

Climate News Roundup -- November 29,2010

Huffington Post -- November 30, 2010
Obama, Arnold, Jerry, and the Big Green Dream

Climate Watch -- November 29, 2010
California Floats Plan B in Cancun

Klima.dk -- November 24, 2010
Schwarzenegger vil være global klimaforkæmper (Danish version)
Schwarzenegger will be global climate champion (English translation)

Climate News Roundup -- November 15, 2010


Sydney Morning Herald -- November 20, 2010
Governator Pledges Sequel As Climate Change Hero

Guardian UK -- November 18, 2010
Arnold Schwarzenegger: My Future As a Green Activist

Capitol Weekly -- November 18, 2010
On Environment, Mixed Reviews For Schwarzenegger

Los Angeles Times -- November 17, 2010
Schwarzenegger Launches New Climate-Change Group

Reuters -- November 16, 2010
California Leads "Subnational" Summit Climate Push

Climate News Roundup -- November 8, 2010

Climate News Roundup -- November 1, 2010

Green Biz Group -- November 8, 2010
Pioneering Cap-and-Trade Program to Fade into the Sunset

Climate News Roundup -- October 26, 2010

Solve Climate News -- November 1, 2010
To Get Elected, Florida's Rubio Leaving Climate Action Past Behind

Huffington Post -- November 1, 2010
Litmus Test: California Voters to Determine Fate of Climate Change Bill

October 2010

UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability -- October 21, 2010
Terry Tamminen Debates Proposition 23 and the Future of California's Economy and Environment

Climate News Roundup -- October 18, 2010

Climate News Roundup -- October 11, 2010

Living On Earth -- October 15, 2010
California’s Climate Law on the Ballot

Triple Pundit -- October 15, 2010
Venture Capitalists Oppose California’s Prop 23

Climate News Roundup -- October 4, 2010

Climate News Roundup -- September 27, 2010

SolveClimate -- October 4, 2010
CA's Clean-Tech Potential Draws Venture Capitalists Into Fight Against Prop. 23

The Sacramento Bee -- October 3, 2010
ISO Proposals Threaten Local Clean Energy Projects

September 2010

Climate News Roundup -- September 20, 2010

Bloomberg -- September 22,2010
Pegasus Capital Designing 'Green Bank' to Fund Carbon Projects

Climate News Roundup -- September 14, 2010


Witty Sparks -- September 17, 2010
A Green Investment Bank For The R20?

Euractiv.com -- September 17, 2010
Regions look to create global power base

Climate News Roundup -- September 7, 2010

Climate Change Dispatch -- September 2010
Stern Warning For Climate Skeptics

Capitol Weekly -- September 9, 2010
Growth in renewable energy requires careful policy reform

Climate News Roundup -- August 30, 2010

The Age -- September 2, 2010
Stern warning for climate skeptics

 

August 2010

Renewable Energy Magazine -- August 30, 2010
FIT Coalition Gains New Advisors

Climate News Roundup -- August 23, 2010

Climate News Roundup -- August 16, 2010

Climate News Roundup -- August 9, 2010


Climate News Roundup -- August 6, 2010


2010 Presidential Climate Action Project (PCAP)
Read the August 5, 2010 Report here.

The Colorado Independent -- August 7, 2010
Climate Experts Urge 'Aggressive' Action By Obama

Renewable Energy World.com -- August 6, 2010
Congress: Start the Energy Revolution Without Me

Grist.org -- August 5, 2010
A climate ‘Plan B’ for team Obama

Huffington Post - August 5, 2010
U.S. Climate Bill, Regional Accords and State Leadership?

July 2010

Grist.org -- July 7, 2010
With cap-and-trade on the ropes, what's the next move for the greens?

June 2010

Climate News Roundup -- June 14, 2010

CNBC's The Kudlow Report -- June 7, 2010
BP: Bankruptcy, Bailout, or Neither?

Climate News Roundup -- June 7, 2010

May 2010

Climate News Roundup -- May 17, 2010

Street Insider.com -- May 13, 2010
CBS Corp (CBS) Announces Acquisition of EcoMedia

Climate News Roundup -- May 10, 2010

NRDC Switchboard -- May 6, 2010
Standing Up For Clean Energy in California

Santa Monica Close-Up -- May 5, 2010
2010 Sustainable Quality Awards

Climate News Roundup -- May 3, 2010

April 2010

Climate News Roundup -- April 26, 2010

Earth Day Event -- April 22, 2010
Cogut Center for the Humanities, Brown University

The New York Times -- April 21, 2010
California's Solar Scorecard

The Clarion Online -- April 21, 2010
Ordinary people can be environmental heroes

Climate News Roundup -- April 12, 2010

Climate News Roundup -- April 5, 2010

March 2010

Climate News Roundup -- March 29, 2010

Climate News Roundup -- March 22, 2010

Climate News Roundup -- March 15, 2010

Climate News Roundup -- March 8, 2010

Sydney Morning Herald -- March 4, 2010
True Cost of Oil 'Not Reflected at the Bowser'

ABC News -- March 3, 2010
Running Out of Oil

OnEarth Magazine -- Spring 2010
Driven - by Craig Canine

February 2010

Climate News Roundup -- February 22, 2010

Climate News Roundup -- February 12, 2010

Santa Maria Times.com -- February 5, 2010
Transitioning to Zero Waste

Climate News Roundup -- February 5, 2010

January 2010

Climate News Roundup -- January 29, 2010

The New Republic -- January 26, 2010
Is The Real Action On Climate Policy In The States?

Climate News Roundup -- January 22, 2010

The Energy Collective -- January 14, 2010
In the wake of Copenhagen, some things are clear

Climate News Roundup -- January 11, 2010

Climate News Roundup -- January 8, 2010

HeatingOil.com -- January 8, 2010
Ex-Secretary of California EPA Argues for Poop Power

The Huffington Post -- January 8, 2010
Climate Reform's Good, Bad, and Ugly

The Nation -- January 7, 2010
The Copenhagen Disaccord

Ode Magazine -- Jan/Feb 2010: The Intelligent Optimists Issue
Mastermind behind new energy laws

December 2009

CBC News Now (video) -- December 18, 2009
U.S. Push at Climate Talks

The Globe and Mail -- December 4, 2009
Provinces Go Rogue

UCLA Today -- December 4, 2009
Students Have Front-seat View at World Climate Talks

November 2009

Marketplace -- November 25, 2009
States Develop Cap and Trade Programs

The Nation -- November 19, 2009
Where's the Clean Energy?

Treehugger -- November 10, 2009
Global Green Design Awards, Celebrities, Toast Cooper Union, PG&E, Sebastian Copeland and Others

October 2009

Global Roundtable, Cape Town, South Africa -- October, 2009
Speech presented at the UNEP Finance Initiative

China Auto Pictorial -- Oct. 22, 2009
English article (pdf)
Chinese article (pdf)

Canada Globe and Mail – Oct. 19, 2009

 

 

Time – October 2, 2009

Solve Climate – October 2, 2009
Not Waiting for Copenhagen: Sub-National Leaders Forge Ahead with Climate Action

September 2009
Christian Science Monitor – Sept. 30, 2009

CNBC Power Lunch – Sept. 30, 2009
Governors Go Green

August 2009

Celcius.com – August 28, 2009
The Johnny Appleseed of Climate Change

July 2009

SolveClimate.com – July 5, 2009
Terry Tamminen: The World's One-Man Climate Fixer

Santa Monica Mirror – July 9-15, 2009
Smart2BeGreen's Hero

June 2009

Nature.com – June 5, 2009
Two gorillas walk into a UN climate meeting

CNBC – June 4, 2009
US Climate Change Policy (VIDEO)

Energy Risk – June 4, 2009
US climate legislation not vital for Copenhagen talks, says Obama advisor

May 2009

The Daily Gleaner – May 25, 2009
One of those “I told you so’ moments

The Canberra Times – May 25, 2009
Times are a’changing, at last

The New York Times – May 20, 2009
Secret Meeting Between U.S. and China Broke New Ground on Climate
Change

The Guardian – May 18, 2009
China and US held secret talks on climate change deal

Grist – May 12, 2009
Crist, a green-leaning moderate Republican, is running for U.S. Senate

Docuticker – May 6, 2009
State Climate Policy Tracker Reveals Progress by 33 States

April 2009

Vancouver Sun – April 17, 2009
California may warm to B.C. private power producers

EcoSalon – April 20, 2009
Rise of the Eco Barons

Mother Nature Network – April 29, 2009
Meet the eco-barons

Climate Progress – April 2009
The Really Cool Awards

Solve Climate – April 9, 2009
The Envelope, Please: Recognizing the Unsung Heroes of
Sustainability

Tuscon Citizen – April 1, 2009
Kimble: Eco Barons


March 2009

Go Solar Power For Homes - March 19, 2009
With Hollywood becoming environmentally-friendly…?

EurActiv.com – March 18, 2009
Experts: US climate policy must not sideline coal

Los Angeles Times – March 16, 2009
Global warming: Do Americans care?

Australia Wellness Hub – March, 2009
Terry featured on Australia’s Insight: 1 of 6

PowellsBooks.Blog – March 8, 2009
Why I Had to Write Eco Barons

Cleveland.com – March 8, 2009
“’Eco-Barons’ find creative ways to save the planet”

Eco-Pragmatism – March 2, 2009
The Environmental Divide

February 2009

Blue Fuel Energy – Feb. 21, 2009
Canada: the Saudi Arabia of wind

CBC Radio – Feb. 19, 2009
The Current for February 19, 2009

Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2009
Summit Bulletin – Feb. 7, 2009

Green Space Today –Volume 1, Issue 2
Terry Tamminen, An American Green Leader

Books Energy Oil – Feb. 18, 2009
Lives Per Gallon: The True Cost of Our Oil Addiction

The Economist – Feb. 12, 2009
Tree-huggers v nerds

Solve Climate – Feb. 4, 2009
Wall Street Journal Sinks to New Anti-Green Low

January 2009

Solve Climate – Jan. 26, 2009
Job Preservation Comes First in Maryland Climate Bill

Waste Material – Jan. 5, 2009
51 Things We Can Do to Save the Environment

InvestTalk – Jan.2, 2009
Interviews with Special Guests


December 2008

Grist – Dec.22, 2008
Holding out for a hero: Vote for the top eco-hero of 2008

Smibs Grow Smart Blog – Dec.16, 2008
Innovation through necessity

Plenty – Dec. 15, 2008
So What Exactly Does a “Climate Czar” Do, Anyway?

Bio Energy Forum – Dec. 15, 2008
Lt. Governor Lawton & UW-Stevens Point Summit Sets Course for
Action on Climate Change in Regions Across Wisconsin

News of the North – Dec. 15, 2008
Message from Wisconsin’s climate summit: it’s up to us, at home and
work

Washington Post – Dec. 12, 2008
Concern for Climate Change Defines Energy Dept. Nominee

Grist – Dec. 10, 2008
Mind your CEQ

Fast Company – Dec. 2008
The Top 3 Sustainability Trends for 2009

Grist – Dec. 4, 2008
The fierce urgency of now

Toronto Star – Dec. 1, 2008
Venture funds bets billion on cleantech

Essential Talks – Dec. 1, 2008
Antonia Juhasz

November 2008

How to make biodiesel – Nov. 29, 2008
Green façade: Why the state’s eco-friendly cars aren’t doing the job

The Huffington Post – Nov. 24, 2008
Californians Blazing Bipartisan and Global Path to Clean Energy Future

YouTube – Nov. 19, 2008
Global Climate Summit: Welcome by Terry Tamminen

LA Times – Nov. 20, 2008
California leads fight against climate change on global level

NY Times – Nov. 20, 2008
China Hints at Climate Strategy in Los Angeles

Grist Magazine– Nov. 18, 2008
States of Grace

Marketplace – Nov. 18, 2008
Calif. climate summit’s global impact

SFGate – Nov. 18, 2008
Governor in limelight as climate summit host

SFGate – Nov. 17, 2008
The measure of environmental leadership

Bloomberg.com – Nov. 16, 2008
Schwarzenegger’s Hollywood Summit Seeks Thaw in Climate Talks

Invest talk - Nov. 12, 2008
Not WHAT but HOW you buy

FLYP – Issue 17, Nov. 7-20, 2008
Now What?: Advice to Obama

TIME – Nov. 3, 2008
Will Green Progress Be Stalled by the Bad Economy?

DC Velocity – Nov. 2008 Issue
How green are your pallets?

October 2008

Pandemonium – Oct. 30, 2008
Frontline

My Solar Secret – Oct. 25, 2008
With Hollywood Becoming Environmentally Friendly

SmasHits.com - Oct. 24, 2008
CA Event: The Next World – Panel 4 (video + article)

PBS Frontline - Oct. 21, 2008
Heat

San Francisco Chronicle - Oct. 17, 2008
GOP environmental record a challenge for McCain

Island Press - Oct. 14, 2008
Podcast (audio)

Island Press - Oct. 14, 2008
Presidential Election/Environmental Issues (audio)

September 2008

MSNBC – Sept. 29, 2008
Schwarzenegger to convene climate summit

The Commonwealth Club of California - Sept. 26, 2008
Arnold Schwarzenegger on Keeping California Cool (Video: Terry
appears from 57:39-1:00:00)

Environmental Leader – Sept. 6, 2008
Business and the Environment: The Challenge of Change

August 2008

New America Foundation: Climate Change Solutions - Aug 21, 2008
Ideas for States, Nations, and the World

Huffington Post - Aug 14, 2008
How the 44th President of the United States, and the 38th Governor of California, Saved America

Science and Society - Aug 13, 2008
Re-release of the 11-16-2006 interview with Terry (Podcast link on page)

July 2008

Electric Politics - Jul 18, 2008
The Art of Implementation

New America Foundation, Climate Change Solutions - July 17, 2008
Ideas for States, Nations, and the World

June 2008
Platts - Jun 10, 2008
States, regions take lead on CO2: Schwarzenegger adviser

Times Herald-Record - June 7, 2008
Sustainable Living: True cost of pumping gas: $10 a gallon

May 2008

Ahead of the Curve: States Lead on Climate Change-- May 28, 2008
Short Film

April 2008

CNET-- April 16, 2008
Clean-tech Adviser doesn't see a bubble yet

The News Hour with Jim Lehrer-- April 15, 2008
Schwarzenegger Adviser Outlines U.S. Oil Addiction

Reuters-- April 15, 2008
Governors to plot climate fight at Yale meeting

Venture Beat-- April 15, 2008
California Environmental Advisor Terry Tamminen on trains, energy efficiency, Al Gore, and more

Fox Business News-- April 10, 2008
Fox Business News

March 2008

Marketplace-- March 20, 2008
Cap and Trade vs. "t-word" in California

February 2008

msnbc.com-- February 28, 2008
Florida's GOP Governor also a Crusader

News.com-- February 7, 2008
Other states looking to follow California in energy efficiency

Environment News Service- February 4, 2008
Will Candidates' Green Talk Lead to Presidential Action?

Baltimore Sun-- February 4, 2008
Bay and Environment - O'Malley: Human survival at risk from warming

January 2008

The Australian-- January 21, 2008
California Dreaming

PR Newswire-- January 15, 2008
iGPS Announces Appointment of Terry Tamminen

Grist.com-- January 15, 2008
Charlie Crist Superstar

The Guardian-- January 5, 2008
50 People Who Could Save the Planet

December 2007

Earthtoys-- Dec. 12
California Commission to Recommend Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariffs

RenewableEnergyAccess.com-- Dec. 5, 2007
Are Feed-in Tariffs a Possibility in California?

Grist-- December 4, 2007
300 Ideas in 100 Days

November 2007

msnbc.com-- November 26, 2007
As Washington stalls, clean energy takes off

NOS -- November 25,2007
Californie: groenste staat van Amerika

The New Zealand Herald-- November 7, 2007
States Stepping Up to Climate Challenge

 

Featured Press

California to be the first state in the U.S. to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags

August 2014


California to be the first state in the U.S. to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags

 

After a 6-year battle, millions of dollars spent in opposition by the chemical and plastics industry, and over 121 local plastic bag bans enacted, California legislators “choose to reuse.”

 

Sacramento California (August 28, 2014)—Marking the conclusion of a contentious legislative and grassroots campaign effort led since 2008 by nonprofit Seventh Generation Advisors, Senate Bill 270, a state bill to ban single-use plastic bags has cleared the Assembly and Senate. Seventh Generation Advisors is a nonprofit organization working to make a sustainable world seven generations into the future, and has spearheaded the Clean Seas Coalition, a growing group of environmentalists, scientists, California lawmakers, students, and community leaders seeking to reduce sources of plastic pollution. The bill would be effective beginning July 1, 2015 and covers grocery and convenience stores, and bans single-use plastic bags, and places a minimum ten cent fee on paper bags. Supporters expect the bill will clear the Governor’s office.

 

“With today’s Assembly vote, California is the first state in the U.S. to ban the most ubiquitous consumer item on the planet, in an effort to drive consumers towards sustainable behavior change. We thank CA Senators Padilla, de Leon and Lara for their leadership. We also thank Congressional representatives John Garamendi and Julia Brownley, and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger who advocated for this bill during their time in state office,” says Leslie Tamminen of Seventh Generation Advisors, and Director of the Clean Seas Coalition.

 

Terry Tamminen, Former Cabinet Secretary and Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency says: “Data from the over 121 local plastic bag bans, like Los Angeles City, Los Angeles County, San Jose and San Mateo has proven that bans are effective at reducing litter and changing consumer attitudes, and have refuted industry’s claims of apocalyptic impacts on jobs and poor communities. A state plastic bag ban saves taxpayers the huge amount of money spent on litter cleanup, and protect the environment.”