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Friends Committee on Legislation of California affirms that the Quaker values of truth, justice, social health and peace are fundamentally linked to and connected to our relationship with the earth.
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Senate Bill 270 (Padilla, De Leon and Lara) will help reduce the massive amounts of single-use plastic bags that are currently a large source of urban runoff and
By mandating the use of reusable and recyclable shopping bags, SB 270 will significantly reduce the use of the single-use plastic bags that are such a big contributor to California’s flow of marine debris to the vast swirling patch of the North Pacific known as “the garbage patch,” helping to preserve the viability of the ecosystems of the Pacific Ocean for future generations.
Assembly Bill 1961 (Eggman) requires each county with significant agricultural land resources to develop a sustainable farmland strategy by January 2, 2018.
Over 900,000 acres of farmland have been withdrawn from agricultural production
Since most of the planning that affects agriculture takes place at the county level,
Senate Bill 1132 (Leno and Mitchell) requires a moratorium on fracking, a method of oil and gas production that involves blasting millions of gallons of water, mixed with sand and toxic chemicals, under high pressure deep into the earth. It also requires a moratorium on well
The bill calls for a comprehensive report to be completed and submitted
When one tugs at a single thing in nature he finds it is attached to the rest of the world.”
– John Muir