6/24/14 letter: A free pass for Big Oil? (Anti-AB 32 letter from 24 Republicans)

CLCV Opposed
Gov. Brown and ARB Chair Nichols publicly rejected the call for the delay

Since California’s landmark climate and clean energy law AB 32 passed in 2006, oil companies have been trying to shirk their responsibility to pay for the pollution they create starting January 1, 2015. Two groups of lawmakers – Democrats and Republicans – sent letters to Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols and Governor Brown calling on them to postpone transportation fuels from coming under California’s cap-and-trade program. The delay would have been a severe blow to the state’s commitment to reducing carbon pollution; as such, CLCV took the historic step of negatively scoring signatories to the letters.

Read the June 16th letter (Democrats) and the June 24th letter (Republicans).

Air Quality
Global Warming
Oil & Gas
Senator Party Vote
Tom Berryhill R

This item did not end up on the Governor's desk; therefore, he could not sign or veto it.


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