CA Legislative Session Closes With Wins & Loses

California’s legislative session came to a close on September 11th and with it, news and updates on various bills that will have impacts on our work to ensure that communities like South Los Angeles aren’t left behind when it comes to support, resources, and our on-going work to build a climate conscious community. The work of our state legislators is to be commended, for they are creating a road that ties our economy with our climate, which is why it’s up to us to make sure our community is at the forefront for green jobs and community investment. The future of South L.A. is tied to the clean energy economy because our communities are the most impacted by pollution.

First we have Senate Bill 350, Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015. The Environmental Defense Fund breaks down the fight leading up to the bills passage and details the benefits it will have with in our state as part of the larger climate conscious effort to get California off fossil fuels.

Dan Morain, of the Sacramento Bee, details the kind of opposition SB 350 face from industries that would see their profits go down if California continues on this road getting off fossil fuels and investing in clean energy sources for a more sustainable future.

Capital Public Radio reports that Senate Bill 32, California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, failed to pass in the Assembly floor earlier in the week, but instead was turned into a two year bill.

You can also check the Los Angeles Times for a breakdown of the bills that made it to the Governors desk here.