Standing Up For Our Environmental Future
“I’m proud to stand with my constituents, environmentalists, labor, working families and California businesses, in supporting SB 32. This legislation will ensure that California remains the global leader in combating climate change by extending California’s targets to reduce emissions by 40 percent below the 1990 level by 2030.
Ensuring that we leave our planet in good stead for our children and grandchildren is our greatest imperative as legislators. Clean air and clean water should be a fundamental human right, not a privilege. Today, we took a critical step towards building that bridge to future generations.
The adoption of AB 32 in 2006 has made California a world leader in the innovation of green technology. Nowhere is this more prevalent than in my district, the Silicon Valley. The continuation of these policies, with the adoption of SB 32, will preserve critical investments in clean energy projects that reduce emissions and improve the quality of life for all Californians.
The market certainty provided in SB 32, complemented with the legislative oversight of the Air Resources Board (ARB) provided in Assembly Bill 197 (Garcia) will ensure the transparency of how our climate change funds will be spent for decades to come.
I applaud my colleagues and Governor Brown for their hard work and leadership on this issue.”