No. 96: Capitol Weekly’s Top 100

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96. Annie Notthoff
She works out of her San Francisco office, but Annie Notthoff, director of California advocacy for the Natural Resources Defense Council, has a significant presence in Sacramento. NRDC has been a tough defender of Assembly Bill 32, California’s most prominent legislation addressing climate change, and has also helped enact a host of environmental-protection laws, including the Marine Life Protection Act, the Clean Car Act and the Global Warming Solutions Act. Right now, Notthoff is fighting the Trump administration’s plan to open offshore California waters to a resumption of oil drilling. NRDC is pinning its hopes on two current bills — AB 1775, and Senate Bill 834. They would ban construction of new infrastructure in state waters to 3 miles out to support drilling. She’s also supporting AB 1884, Ian Calderon’s bill that would require restaurants to provide single-use plastic straws only upon request in an effort to cut back on plastic pollution.

Updated Aug. 15, 2o18

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