News & Updates - California Business Community Responds to Proposed End-of-Session Climate Proposals

For Immediate Release
Brooke Armour

SACRAMENTO—The broad state and regional business community today responded to the introduction of AB 2133 (Quirk) and other end-of-session climate change proposals presented by the governor earlier this month:

“Our organizations have been actively engaged in the yearlong Air Resources Board Scoping Plan process, helping the state craft a pathway that achieves our goals of an equitable and reliable energy future. As supporters of the state’s climate goals since AB 32 was initially passed in 2006, the Legislature and all previous administrations have engaged with us and other key stakeholders – until today. Rushing policies that will impact every aspect of California’s trillion-dollar economy through the Legislature at the end of session and without time for a thorough debate addressing reliability, affordability and equity is the wrong approach. We have more than a decade of data demonstrating how lower-income Californians are paying disproportionately for our existing policies. This approach is not sustainable or equitable, and creating a better path forward will require significant feedback from business, environmental and civil rights advocates. We strongly encourage the Legislature to reject these last-minute proposals.”

Signatories to this statement include:

  • California Business Roundtable
  • California Chamber of Commerce
  • California Manufacturers and Technology Association
  • California Restaurant Association
  • California Retailers Association
  • California Business Properties Association
  • National Federation of Independent Business, California
  • California Building Industry Association
  • Los Angeles County Business Federation
  • Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Inland Empire Economic Partnership
  • Orange County Business Council
  • Southern California Leadership Council

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