People's Climate March in 2014 by South Bend Voice

On September 10, 2021, the California legislative session came to a close for the year without significant breakthroughs on climate. Even as Sacramento itself was shrouded in wildfire smoke, state lawmakers once again failed to deliver climate action in line with what science demands. 

Still, there were some legislators who showed that they’re willing to fight for the bold, equitable climate solutions California desperately needs. It’s so important for state lawmakers to know they’ve got the voice of the people on their side when they go to bat against the oil and gas industry. Take a moment to thank these climate champions for their commitment to people and the planet — and let them know you’ve got their backs in the fight ahead. 

  • Senator Nancy Skinner introduced SB 27, one of the few key climate bills to make it through this year. SB 27 will set the first-ever target for storing carbon in soils and habitats. This bill is headed to the governor for his signature.
  • Senator Henry Stern introduced SB 582, the first bill in California history to set a goal of reaching net-negative carbon emissions. 
  • Senator Bill Dodd introduced SB 99 with The Climate Center. SB 99 would have created a program to help local governments build clean, resilient, affordable energy systems. 
  • Senator Scott Wiener introduced SB 467, which would have required a 2,500-foot buffer between oil drilling sites and schools, homes, and playgrounds.
  • Assemblymember Robert Rivas introduced AB 284, which would have set carbon sequestration goals and standardized methods to track emissions reductions from natural and working lands.
  • Assemblymember David Chiu introduced AB 1087, which supported community resilience hubs to keep people safe during heat waves.

Use the form on this page to say thank you to these climate champions!