Bill heads to Assembly for further review
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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SACRAMENTO, CA – California Environmental Voters (EnviroVoters) released the following statement in response to the Senate’s passage of Senate Bill 260, the Climate Corporate Accountability Act. The bill would require big corporations conducting business in California with over $1 billion in revenue to disclose their total carbon emissions in a way that is publicly available and understandable.
Statement from Mary Creasman, Chief Executive Officer, California Environmental Voters:
“It’s energizing to see the Senate stand up for Californians and our future by sending big climate legislation to the Assembly. This vote was a gut check and it’s good to see Senate leadership act to hold big polluters accountable. One hundred corporations are responsible for 71 percent of all global industrial carbon emissions, so no serious conversation about climate action can leave out corporate disclosures and reductions. This decade is our last chance to prevent irreversible catastrophe and ensure a safe and healthy future for all Californians. Today’s vote was just the beginning, and we are grateful for Senator Weiner’s vision and tenacity in this fight.”
ABOUT CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL VOTERS
California Environmental Voters (formerly the California League of Conservation Voters) believes the climate crisis is here and this moment requires transformative change. California has the policy solutions to stop climate change but lacks the political will to do it at the rate and scale that’s necessary. EnviroVoters exists to build the political power to solve the climate crisis, advance justice, and create a roadmap for global action. We organize voters, elect and train candidates, and hold lawmakers accountable for bold policy change. We won’t stop until we have resilient, healthy, thriving communities, and a democracy and economy that is just and sustainable for all. Join us at www.envirovoters.org and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. See more press releases.