February 11, 2015

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Courage Campaign Applauds Senator de León for Bold Legislative Proposals to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Statement from Eddie Kurtz, Executive Director of Courage Campaign on Senator de León on his bold proposals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in California:

“In a historic move by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León and key members of his caucus, California again proved that its leaders have the vision to lead the nation forward on environmental policy and reducing greenhouse gases.  The package of proposed bills will not only cut petroleum use by half by 2030, but it will also greatly increase the production of electricity from renewable resources like wind and solar.

“We applaud Senators de León, Fran Pavley, Mark Leno, and Ben Hueso for their environmental and economic leadership. They will help California build a stronger economy while simultaneously eliminating pollution from the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the soil that produces our food. Corporate profiteers who exploit the current economy for their benefit will no doubt attack these proposals by looking backwards and thinking narrowly, but Courage Campaign and its 900,000 members will join with Senate Democrats to move California toward a brighter future.”

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