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San Diego CEQA Workshop a Success
In July, our sister organization, the PCL Foundation, hosted a day-long CEQA Community Workshop in San Diego. Over 25 participants attended the successful workshop, which provided an overview of the environmental review process and tools for getting involved in local decision-making. Stay tuned for our 2015 schedule of workshops!

PCL Looks to Grow our League:
Since it was formed, the Planning and Conservation League has been just that – a league of groups working together on policies to better California's environment. We are now looking to grow, diversify and revitalize our League membership in order to be a stronger voice in the Capitol while magnifying the power of local organizations and communities. For more info, click here.
YES, Land Use Matters!
After 12 breakout sessions and two plenary discussions, a sold out crowed all agreed that land use matters! Participants discussed regulatory reforms, financial incentives, tax policies, litigation strategies and legislative possibilities.

2015 Award Winners
Environmental Justice Award Goes To:
Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability
Land Use Planning Award Goes To:
Metropolitan Transportation Commission: Plan Bay Area
Transportation Planning Award Goes To:
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Governor Brown Stresses Environmental Goals
Governor Brown spent over one third of his inaugural address on protecting the environment by setting new goals to slow climate change. He clearly wants to strengthen California's worldwide leadership role in meeting the IPCC green house gas goals.

Building a Sustainable Water Supply for California
This last November the voters passed Proposition 1, a $7.5 billion water bond. It contains substantial benefits for California’s environment and communities, but it also includes provisions that could significantly set California back in terms of water policy and environmental damage. . .

2014 Legislative Wrap-Up
PCL’s summaries of how water and CEQA bills fared in the 2014 session.

Fifty Years of Results
Since its founding in 1965, PCL has succeeded in having a vision for California’s future and then acting quickly when political opportunities appear. Thanks to our generous donors, we have succeeded in protecting millions of acres of local parks, wildlife habitats, wetlands, forests, greenbelts, lakes, rivers, and other natural areas. Follow the link below for a detailed list of these projects in your neighborhood.

Southern California Stormwater Capture Will Increase Water Supply and Reduce Ocean Pollution
On June 13th, PCL partnered with several agencies, non-profits, and California water leaders to discuss overcoming challenges to stormwater capture in Southern California. Hosted at the headquarters of the Southern California Association of Governments, the meeting brought together multiple perspectives in order to find ways to collaborate on regulatory and permitting issues, practical obstacles, and funding strategies.

Drought shows need to invest in local water supplies
With Governor Jerry Brown officially declaring that California is in a drought emergency, we have a stark reminder that our current water policies put all Californians at grave risk from reduced access to clean, safe water.  Now is the time to invest wisely in a 'reduce, reuse, recycle' approach to water to create a sustainable future for the State. Read more about the drought, statewide water planning, and what you can do to help

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