Senator Wieckowski's response to Governor's May Revise Cap and Trade comments

May 11, 2017

Sacramento – Senator Bob Wieckowski, the chair of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee, and the author of Senate Bill 775, a bill to improve California’s Cap and Trade system post-2020, made the following statement today.

“I agree with Governor Brown that the Legislature should take action to improve and extend Cap and Trade beyond 2020, building on what we have learned from the existing system and ensuring that we meet our greenhouse gas reduction goals set in last year’s SB 32. 

“Yesterday’s Senate Environmental Quality Hearing showed substantial support for moving forward on Cap and Trade with important changes to the system to add more certainty, protect consumers and reduce pollution in disadvantaged communities.  Many speakers highlighted key elements of my bill SB 775, including providing climate dividends, a carbon price collar and investments in climate research, infrastructure and adaptation. 

“I look forward to working with the Governor and his staff to improve and extend Cap and Trade beyond 2020 to continue California’s global leadership in the fight against climate change.”