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Report: Push To Ban Gas Appliances In California Based On Faulty Science

Report: Push To Ban Gas Appliances In California Based On Faulty Science

By Cole Lauterbach | The Center Square Shutterstock (The Center Square) – An ongoing push to ban natural gas appliances in California cites a university and environmental group report that used misleading science to help their argument, according to an industry report. The California Restaurant Association (CRA) released the results of a study that refutes much […]

Santa Barbara, CA | Community Environmental Council Welcomes New Members to the President’s Council

Santa Barbara, CA | Community Environmental Council Welcomes New Members to the President’s Council

August 9, 2021 SANTA BARBARA, CA – The Community Environmental Council (CEC) is pleased to announce new members to its President’s Council, a group of past executive directors, board members, founders, and esteemed CEC friends who have given significantly of their time, effort, and resources to the organization. These dynamic community leaders bring a wealth of […]

Is sauce for the goose, sauce for the gander – Should Sierra Club Join PG&E in Pleading Guilty to Manslaughter?

Is sauce for the goose, sauce for the gander – Should Sierra Club Join PG&E in Pleading Guilty to Manslaughter?

    By John Grant PG&E pleads guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter… (LA Times, March 23, 2020)  PG&E plead guilty because it acknowledged failing to properly maintain… equipment.  Should the Sierra Club also be held guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter?  Per NPR (National Public Radio) At Least 14 People Killed In West Coast Wildfires!  […]

POLITICS | State Lands Commission Reviews Strategic Plan Successes, Sets to Work on Plan for Next Five Years

POLITICS | State Lands Commission Reviews Strategic Plan Successes, Sets to Work on Plan for Next Five Years

SACRAMENTO—California State Controller Betty T. Yee today chaired her first meeting of the State Lands Commission (SLC) since the yearly hand-off of the gavel, immediately setting to work building on successes from the Commission’s first-ever strategic plan. Five years ago, Controller Yee led a stakeholder-driven process to adopt the 2016-2020 strategic plan, a historic first […]

Multiple National Drive Electric Week Events in the 805 Region 9/14-9/22

Multiple National Drive Electric Week Events in the 805 Region 9/14-9/22

  Community Environmental Council and Los Padres Chapter Sierra Club Support National Drive Electric Week Events in the 805 Region Car shows highlight cost-saving and environmental benefits of electric cars At an electric car show, attendees get inside to check out the interior features of the clean-fuel vehicle. Photo courtesy Craig Woodman. September 14-22, 2019, SANTA […]

Wilderness Basics Course to Begin Feb. 6th

Wilderness Basics Course to Begin Feb. 6th

The local Sierra Club’s annual Wilderness Basics Course begins Feb 6, gathering local outdoor experts to teach and share tips on how to be safe and comfortable outdoors, enhancing day hikes to backpacking adventures. Covering Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, the Los Padres Chapter’s popular course is in its 11th year and typically sells out. […]

We must all sacrifice for the environment…

We must all sacrifice for the environment…

. By Greg Walcher Have we become a society of people who want to regulate others, but not ourselves? We laugh at those who suddenly object to a policy that seemed perfectly OK when (they thought) it only applied to others. We make fun of Al Gore demanding that “we” end “our” fossil fuel use, […]

End the ‘War on Coal’

End the ‘War on Coal’

  By Bryan Leyland and Tom Harris At the recent Environmental Protection Agency public hearing in Charleston, West Virginia, on withdrawing the “Clean Power Plan,” anti-coal activists were out in force: the Climate Justice Alliance, Sierra Club, Citizens Climate Lobby, Natural Resource Defense Council and many others. The New York Times reported that several groups also met at the University […]

Santa Paula: Point Me to the Parkway

Santa Paula: Point Me to the Parkway

By Sheryl Hamlin Imagine one of the world’s last free flowing rivers which is located within an hour of 16 million people! How does one provide stewardship of this endangered resource for future generations? On Saturday, September 24, 2016, about 85 citizens - educators, scientists, preservationists, river enthusiasts and the curious - attended an intensive […]

Sierra Club to Host Santa Clara River Parkway Symposium

Sierra Club to Host Santa Clara River Parkway Symposium
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