Great news! All of our priority bills in the California legislature had successful outcomes.
Bills headed to the governor’s desk include:
- SB 1204 (Lara) to reduce pollution from trucks and buses, especially those traveling the state’s busiest transportation corridors
- SB 1275 (de Leon), to get one million zero- or near-zero emission vehicles on the road by 2023
- SB 1371 (Leno) to maintain, repair and replace natural gas pipelines in order to reduce methane leaks and prevent possible explosions.
And two bills that would have threatened California’s clean energy future were stopped. AB 2145 (Bradford) would have restricted the growth of Community Choice Aggregation, an often more affordable and cleaner alternative to large utility providers, did not pass the Senate due to the session ending before a vote. And attempts to delay the full implementation of AB 32 were defeated. The oil industry, the last major polluting industry to fall under the emissions cap, will do so commencing January 2015.
We could not have accomplished these victories without you. Your trips and calls to Sacramento, your letters and moral support for the faith community was and remains essential to the on-going work of California Interfaith Power & Light.