OAKLAND, CA — Today, California Environmental Voters (EnviroVoters) released the following statement in response to a lawsuit against the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to block SB 253 and SB 261, which were signed into law last fall. 

Plaintiffs include California Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, American Farm Bureau Federation, Los Angeles County Business Federation, Central Valley Business Federation, and Western Growers Association.

Statement from Mary Creasman, Chief Executive Officer, California Environmental Voters:

“It’s no surprise that corporate polluters are fighting against being held accountable for their contributions to the climate crisis, they’ve been doing it for decades. Many corporations are already stepping up and tracking their emissions, and the bad actors are becoming more and more isolated. It’s way past time for transparency, and corporations like Apple, Google, Microsoft, and others have signed on to support emissions disclosure. Scientists tell us it’s now or never, and we are proud that California is stepping up and saying now is the time.”



Erika Guzman Cornejo



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California Environmental Voters (formerly the California League of Conservation Voters) believes the climate crisis is here and this moment requires transformative change. California has the policy solutions to stop climate change but lacks the political will to do it at the rate and scale that’s necessary. EnviroVoters exists to build the political power to solve the climate crisis, advance justice, and create a roadmap for global action. We organize voters, elect and train candidates, and hold lawmakers accountable for bold policy change. We won’t stop until we have resilient, healthy, thriving communities, and a democracy and economy that is just and sustainable for all. Join us at www.envirovoters.org and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. See more press releases.

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