“I join a generation of California business leaders and job creators in applauding Senate President Kevin de León and his colleagues for introducing landmark legislation to ensure California is reaching higher and building on its global leadership in meeting the climate challenge. These are achievable policy proposals that will create good-paying green jobs here in California, mitigate the impact of climate change, and leave a cleaner, safer, more stable world for the next generation.
"California has long been a leader when it comes to tackling climate change—spearheading some of the nation’s most groundbreaking climate change solutions and energy efficiency laws. At a time when our state is faced with the choice between moving backwards by accepting the fossil fuel industry’s status quo or embracing a clean energy future for our state, this new legislative package includes commonsense proposals that will move California forward. Climate change is the most pressing issue of our generation, and I will continue to support the important work being done by our leaders in Sacramento. There’s no question California will continue to set the example for our nation and the world in creating the advanced energy economy that our children deserve."