The Good & the Bad of Recent Environmental Legislation in Sacramento
As the legislature wrapped up last week, a slew of bills were voted down and voted through to the Governor's desk, many of them dealing with the environment from issues like state parks to air quality and other issues.
“From clean air to clean water to protecting open space, the environment was not treated with a lot of respect this year,” said Dan Jacobson, legislative director for Environment California, in a statement. “We spent most of our time playing defense -- blocking proposals to exempt California’s environmental laws, fighting oil drilling off our coast, keeping our state parks open to the public. Big polluters used the economy, among other tactics, to try to relax and rollback key environmental protections.”
Jacobson rounded up what happened last week, below. For those good news items, their fate is now in the hands of Governor Schwarzenegger--will he veto or approve?