Environmental Defense Fund Statement

January 7, 2014

"Today, Governor Brown committed to the first of many critical cap-and-trade investments in cleaner energy and transportation options and a low-carbon future for all Californians.  The Governor’s decision to invest more than is legally required in projects that benefit California’s historically disadvantaged communities is particularly important, as these communities bear the brunt of pollution and are most vulnerable to climate change impacts.  We fully expect these and subsequent investments to pay dividends to the health of our citizens, our environment, and our economy for years to come.” 

-Erica Morehouse, Attorney, Environmental Defense Fund

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