September 20, 2016

Governor Signs Short-Live Climate Pollutants Bill

Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1383 (Lara) on Monday, which establishes the nation’s toughest restrictions on short-lived climate pollutants including black carbon, fluorinated gases and methane. Specifically, the law will require the California Air Resources Board to approve and implement a comprehensive strategy to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants to achieve a reduction in methane emissions by 40%, hydrofluorocarbon gas emissions by 40% and black carbon emissions by 50% below 2013 levels by 2030.

Western Growers opposed SB 1383, as this law will have negative impacts upon agricultural field and processing operations. For more information, read Western Growers’ veto letter to the governor or the “Pollution Reduction Proposal Is All Stick and No Carrot” story featured in the June edition of WG&S Magazine.

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