Striking Image of Catastrophic Wildfires Displayed at the Capitol as Climate Leaders Demand Democratic Senate Leaders Pass AB 1395 (Muratsuchi )

Press Release
August 23, 2021

Sacramento Bee Op-Ed Calls for “breaking corporate polluters’ grip on Sacramento”

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SACRAMENTO, CA – The California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV) will launch the next phase of its “Climate Courage” campaign today, deploying a mobile billboard with striking images of California wildfires displayed at the State Capitol in the final days of this year’s legislative session.

With the intensifying climate crisis harming Californians today and making headlines worldwide, the campaign demands that State Senate leaders Pro Tem Toni Atkins, Majority Leader Robert Hertzberg, and Energy Committee Chair Ben Hueso stop blocking and delaying action to protect the climate and commit to passing AB 1395 (Muratsuchi). The bill would accelerate California’s progress to become carbon neutral, requiring steep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions (90% below 1990 levels by 2045).

“Californians have suffered far too much already. Record drought, heatwaves, and near year-round wildfires fueled by Big Oil are causing widespread devastation. California must act now to sharply reduce greenhouse gas emissions if we are to prevent even greater suffering,” said Mary Creasman, CLCV CEO. “Senate Democratic leaders Toni Atkins, Robert Hertzberg, and Ben Hueso must find climate courage and commit to moving AB 1395 forward. Protecting our future will require confronting big oil and gas interests.”

The mobile billboard campaign directs audiences to the Climate Courage campaign website, ClimateCourageCA.org, and video content encourages viewers to demand immediate action from Senate leaders who have stalled urgent climate action legislation.

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