EDF Statement on Senator Darrell Steinberg’s Carbon Tax Proposal in California

February 20, 2014


Joaquin McPeek, jmcpeek@edf.org, 916-492-7173 

“The foundation of California’s global leadership on climate change, AB 32 is an extremely popular set of policies that are delivering environmental and economic benefits and inspiring other states and nations to take similar action. Its cornerstone is the world’s most comprehensive limit on climate pollution, which will expand next year to include pollution from transportation fuels. We are committed to moving forward with this law that has already put California in a strong position to expand climate action beyond 2020.

Together, organizations and individuals across California have successfully defended AB 32 against continual legal, legislative, and ballot box attacks – we must not turn back now. Compromising the law’s statewide pollution limit would not only tarnish California’s reputation as a national and global climate leader, it would jeopardize the environmental progress, innovation, and quality of life for which our state is known.”

  • Derek Walker, Associate Vice President, US Climate and Energy Program, Environmental Defense Fund

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