OAKLAND, CA — Today, California Environmental Voters (EnviroVoters) released the following statement on the Climate Corporate Data Accountability Act (SB 253) making it out of the Legislature. The bill is now headed to Governor Newsom’s desk to sign.
Statement from Mary Creasman, Chief Executive Officer, California Environmental Voters:
“The Assembly Speaker and the Senate President and their houses have shown true leadership in this moment ensuring California doesn’t take a step backwards in the fight for our future. This bill will have global impacts in our fight to reduce pollution and the connected catastrophic impacts like extreme heat, fires, flooding, and drought. We are closer than ever to making it a reality that our largest corporations (who are responsible for 71% of global emissions) will have to measure and publicly disclose their pollution through all scopes of business.
Major corporations like Google, Apple, Microsoft, Salesforce, Ikea, and many others have stepped up to be accountable for their emissions and lead the business community forward on climate leadership. California is the 4th largest economy in the world, and this policy will have global impacts.
We are excited for the Governor to join the Speaker and Senate President in advancing California’s climate leadership by signing SB 253 into law. Our fight to protect our future and build a healthier, cleaner California is not over.”
Erika Guzman Cornejo
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