The State Legislature paves way for California’s continued leadership in responsible environmental policy
(SACRAMENTO)– Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, and Senator Fran Pavley held a press conference to discuss the importance AB 197 and SB 32 two of California’s climate change policies. These two bills are critical to the future of California’s economic growth and clean air, won approval in both houses of the California State Legislature on Wednesday. Assembly Bill 197 (E. Garcia) requires the Air Resources Board to share already collected data on air quality and allows the legislature to play a greater role in advancing climate policies. Also, Senate Bill 32 (Pavley) will help keep California a climate leader by increasing greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.