The California League of Conservation Voters

The California League of Conservation Voters is the non-partisan political action arm of Californias environmental movement.

CLCVs mission is to protect the environmental quality of the state by increasing public awareness of the environmental performance of all elected officials, working to elect environmentally responsible candidates, and holding them accountable to the environmental agenda once elected.

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Californians Against Waste

CAWCalifornians Against Waste is dedicated to conserving resources, preventing pollution and protecting Californias environment through the development, promotion and implementation of waste reduction and recycling policies and programs

Founded in 1977, Californians Against Waste is a non-profit environmental research and advocacy organization that identifies, develops, promotes and monitors policy solutions to pollution and conservation problems posing a threat to public health and the environment. Californians Against Wastes history has demonstrated it to be the nations oldest, largest and most effective non-profit environmental organization advocating for the implementation of waste reduction and recycling policies and programs.

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Friends of the River

Friends of the River is Californias only statewide river conservation organization. FOR is nationally recognized as an authority on the adverse impacts of dams on rivers and ecosystems.

Friends of the River was founded in 1973 during the struggle to save the Stanislaus River from New Melones Dam. Following that campaign, the group grew to become Californias statewide river conservation organization. Friends of the River is dedicated to preserving and restoring Californias rivers, streams, and their watersheds; as well as advocating for sustainable water management.

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Planning and Conservation League

PCL envisions a California in which all its residents are connected with their government in shaping the State into the worldwide leader in developing sustainable and thriving communities that ensure a healthy environment and sound economy for all.

PCL partners with hundreds of California environmental organizations, to provide an effective voice in Sacramento for sound planning and responsible environmental policy at the state level. These partner organizations rely on PCLs presence at the Capitol to not only shape environmental policy, but also keep them informed about issues of concern. Every year, hundreds of laws are passed that affect our quality of life and PCL has and continues to work to keep our cities livable and our wilderness pristine, among other things.

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California Clean Water Action

Clean Water Action, an organization of 1 million members, organizes grassroots groups and coalitions to protect Americas waters, build healthy communities and support environmental legislation and political candidates. Created in 1972, Clean Water Action focuses on canvassing and gaining support for political issues and candidates. It is a 501(c)(4) organization. Its counterpart, the Clean Water Fund is dedicated to research and education and is a 501(c)(3) organization.

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Environment California

Environment California is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization. We believe there’s something special about California — something worth protecting and preserving for future generations. Whether it’s our magnificent Pacific coastline, Yosemite’s “glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space,” or our 278 state parks, California’s natural wonders enrich our lives in countless ways.

Yet the places we love and the environmental values so many of us share are too often threatened by powerful industries, shortsighted politicians and more. Defending our environment requires independent research, tough-minded advocacy and spirited grassroots action. That’s the idea behind Environment California. Together with hundreds of thousands of supporters from all walks of life, we take the kind of action that wins tangible results for our environment.

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