Bills will invest and create healthier border communities
(COACHELLA, CA.)—Another two pieces of legislation from Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) were signed by Governor Brown earlier today. The first bill that was enacted was AB 1059, which would require the California Office of Environmental Health and Hazard Assessment to update and expand its CalEnviroScreen 2.0 air monitoring program along the California-Mexico border region to address severe air quality concerns. The second bill, AB 1071 which was dually authored by Garcia and Speaker Toni Atkins would require the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) to establish a Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) or policy to assist environmental justice communities along the border.