The CA Legislature Takes Important Step in Protecting Economic Justice Communities from Toxic Waste

A bill passed by the CA Legislature, AB 995, raises funds for regulations to make companies more accountable for their toxic waste.  Often these toxic sites are located in communities called Economic Justice communities, which in many cases, are comprised of people of color and of limited socioeconomic means.  The bill was passed in the Assembly on August 31, 2020  after a long journey through committees and was  sent to the governor.  Unfortunately, the bill was vetoed by Governor Newsom on September 29th based on budget constraints.  The battle isn’t over.  All communities deserve a chance to live with clean air and clean water.  For more details check out this link from CalMatters: Cal Matters comments on AB995. Please consider contacting your state legislators and encourage them to support action on this issue of climate justice.