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Ting Highlights His 2024 Environmental Legislation As Earth Day Approaches

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Harmful chemicals and clean transportation top the list of environmental priorities that Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) is championing this year. Known for his efforts to accelerate California’s transition to clean cars and improving recycling access, Ting continues his pursuit of solutions that help ensure a sustainable future.

“I’m alarmed over reports that climate change is accelerating. Earth Day gives people a chance to reflect on their relationship with our planet, and frankly, we must do better,” said Ting. “I hope California persists in leading the way. Like all parents, I’ve got kids to think about and the world they will inherit.”

Each of the following bills have already cleared at least one Assembly committee:

  • AB 2244: Prohibits the use of BPA/BPS in paper receipts, maximizing our ability to recycle; and decreases the environment’s exposure to the harmful chemicals
  • AB 2401: Expands clean car rebates to target lower income, high-mileage drivers
  • AB 2669: Bans bridges from assessing tolls on pedestrians and bicyclists to keep encouraging people to use pollution-free transportation options

AB 347 from last year is also making its way through the current legislative process, ensuring California’s PFAS laws are enforced. While these “forever chemicals” repel oil or water, they resist breaking down in the environment – not to mention our bodies. Previous PFAS championed by Ting include banning them in food wrappers and fabrics. As a state, California has outlawed PFAS-use in firefighting foam, cosmetics and some children’s products. At the federal level, the U.S. Environmental Agency recently announced PFAS standards to address contamination in drinking water.

Also this year, Ting is hosting two Earth Month events. On Saturday, April 27th, he is teaming up with the Golden Gate Bird Alliance to help restore the habitat at Golden Gate Park’s North Lake, starting at 10:00 a.m. The next day, Sunday, April 28th, his annual Bike Safety Fair will be held at Giannini Middle School from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Active Transportation is a great way to reduce our carbon footprint. For more information, on these events, please visit his website