At Thursday’s LA Auto Show, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers named one of two California State Legislators of the Year. State Senator Fran Pavley was recognized for her work to promote clean air and greenhouse emission reductions.
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Pavley shared the award with Assemblyman Henry Perea, D-Fresno. The two legislators are co-authors of Assembly Bill 8, a bi-partisan measure that will provide $2 billion in clean air, advanced
transportation and clean fuel investments by extending existing pollution abatement fees. The bill was supported by a broad coalition including the auto and clean technology industries, environmental organizations and public health advocates.
“Through statewide cooperation, we took a critical step this year toward a clean transportation future,” Pavley said. “There is still much work ahead to free Californians from dependence on oil by fostering innovation and making clean cars more affordable.”
Senator Pavley is the author of the AB 1493 (2002), the state’s landmark tailpipe emissions law that led to nationwide standards, and AB 32 (2006), which requires a reduction in statewide greenhouse gas emissions.
“In recent years, the auto industry has shown that consumers want cleaner, more efficient cars,” Pavley said. “We need to keep the spirit of innovation alive to create jobs and cut greenhouse gas pollution across all sectors of the economy, including the oil industry.”
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