The California legislature and Governor Brown put the final touches on two bills that will help California continue to lead on climate action.
If approved, AB-398 will extend the cap-and-trade emissions reduction program until 2030. An accompanying bill, AB-617, will reduce air contaminants in California’s most polluted communities.
The two policies are absolutely essential for California to meet its ambitious goal of reducing greenhouse emissions to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030. Auctions from the cap-and-trade program will also provide billions of dollars for projects that will aid in the transition to a clean energy economy. The cap-and-trade funds may also be used to protect Californians from the damaging effects of climate change.
Today — we are asking you to ACT IMMEDIATELY — and call BOTH your assembly member and your local senator to support AB-398 and AB-617.
In the face of the Trump administration’s actions to roll back climate progress, California must move forward. There is no choice — California must succeed!
Please act now.
STEP ONE. Find your legislator here.
STEP TWO. Call the district office. Tell the receptionist that you’re a constituent — and that you support AB-398 and AB-617 — the cap-and-trade bills — and expect your legislator to do the same.