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Ting’s Environmental Bills Addressing Emissions and Recycling Advance To The Senate

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California’s efforts to preserve the environment and improve its residents’ health gain more momentum, thanks to three pieces of legislation by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) that were approved by state Assembly this week. They include:

  • AB 2401: Helps lower-income, high-mileage drivers who drive older vehicles transition to clean cars with rebates. By targeting this group, we can reach reductions in greenhouse gas emissions faster, while improving air quality and slowing climate change.
  • AB 2669: Prohibits state-owned bridges, plus the Golden Gate Bridge, from charging a toll on pedestrians and bicyclists. Keeping bridge-crossing free encourages people to leave their cars at home to cut down on vehicle pollution and reinforces healthy lifestyles.
  • AB 2244: Bans the use of BPA in paper receipts. Doing so means the paper can be recycled, and customers won’t be exposed to the harmful chemicals just by touching it.

“Many of our everyday activities are negatively impacting us. I thank the Assembly for approving additional steps we can take towards sustainability and healthier lives,” said Ting.

Ting’s legislation now heads to the Senate. All bills must get to the Governor’s desk by the August 31st deadline.