Actions by Judges and Lawmakers Could Alter Contracting in California

Separate actions earlier this month by California Supreme Court justices and two state legislators could set some new parameters for construction contracting in the state.

San Bernardino County Sun: How California industry can fight climate change

With Assembly Bill 262 — the Buy Clean California Act currently being considered by California lawmakers — we have another opportunity to advance our leadership. We can further cement the gains of the low-carbon approach that California has pioneered over the years.

Mark Olson

AB 262 News Conference

Assemblymember Bonta hosted a news conference on February 1 to introduce AB 262. Listen to the audio recording.

Broad Coalition Supports Bonta Climate Bill to Add “Buy Clean” Requirement on Infrastructure Work

Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) has introduced the Buy Clean California Act, AB 262, which will require state entities to evaluate the greenhouse gas emissions of products purchased with state funds, in a first-of-its-kind effort to address climate pollution associated with public infrastructure work.

Media Advisory: Assemblymember Bonta to unveil major climate legislation with broad coalition

Press conference announcing major new climate legislation at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

LA Times: California assemblyman wants state to make cleaner purchases

A California lawmaker wants state officials to consider greenhouse gas emissions when making new purchases, a proposal that would add a new wrinkle to the bidding process for government contracts.

Chris Megerian
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California Leaders Support Buy Clean

Buy Clean California has widespread support from stakeholders throughout California. From environmental voices to the labor community, California is united in telling the state legislature to buy clean.

Sacramento Bee: This should be California’s next step on climate change

While California’s businesses, industries and residents are doing everything possible to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the same is not true in many places that make the products we regularly purchase.

Steven J. Davis
Read this article in its orginal publication at: The Sacramento Bee