Climate Hawks Vote congratulates California on passage of Kevin de León’s SB 100, the boldest climate bill in the world, requiring California to get 100 percent of its electricity from clean sources by 2045. Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 100 on Monday, September 10, 2018 in the face of mounting criticism that he hasn’t done anything to transition the state away from fossil fuel production.
“This groundbreaking, historic bill owes its passage to two forces of nature: Kevin de León, who stumped relentlessly for the bill and refused to let it be watered down, and grassroots enthusiasm. We were honored to play a small part in a big coalition for SB 100,” says RL Miller, president of Climate Hawks Vote. “The bill was given up for dead by the political elite several times over the last year, but tens of thousands of climate hawks engaged in grassroots work for its passage — including over a thousand letters sent from California Climate Hawks Vote members to Gov. Brown in the last five days.”
Kevin de León led the California state senate until recently, and is now running for United States Senate, with climate change as one of his signature issues. His opponent Dianne Feinstein last sponsored a climate initiative with Olympia Snowe in 2007.