California Climate Bills Signed in LA: SB 32 and AB 197

Posted by on September 8, 2016

Governor Jerry Brown signed two huge climate bills in Los Angeles today. Senate Bill 32 requires California to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40% below 1990 levels by 2030; Assembly Bill 197 gives the Legislature greater authority over the California Air Resources Board (CARB), to ensure strategies to lower emissions favor those most impacted by climate change.

Statement from our Executive Director, Jonathan Parfrey: “We have already seen how much good has come from local climate action with AB 32 —  just look at how much air quality has improved in Los Angeles. Passing this new legislation is good for Angelenos, as the resulting mitigation and adaptation efforts will reduce greenhouse gases and keep LA cool, while continuing to improve public health and boost the economy.”