A Small but Important Victory in the Fight Against Global Warming

California (UCTP Taino News) - The Regional Director of Environmental Defense, Tom Graff announced today that the California state legislature passed the Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32), a bill that establishes a first-in-the-nation statewide cap on global warming pollution. The bill goes to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has promised to sign it.

As noted by Environmental Defense, the organization who co-sponsored the bill, “This is an incredible achievement in our efforts to fight global warming and represents the most significant momentum to date toward passing a national cap on global warming pollution.”

Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) puts California in the forefront in the effort to spark interest and investments in new, cleaner energy technologies that will unleash innovation and economic growth for years to come.

Graff also noted that “leaders in Washington and in state capitals across the country have been watching to see what happens with this California bill, and now they know what's possible”.

The organization acknowledged the hard working of its staff in Sacramento and throughout the state to pass this bill. Environmental Defense also acknowledged however that with the grassroots support of tens of thousands of online activists who supported their efforts, the vote would not have been won.

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