The new leadership in Washington DC is working to decimate critical federal environmental protections. But three groundbreaking bills (#PreserveCA SB 49, SB 50 and SB 51) now working their way through the California State Senate would maintain key federal environmental regulations as state law—even if Congress allows Trump to dismantle them—safeguarding our air, water, wildlife and health regardless of what happens in DC.
- SB 49, the California Environmental and Worker Defense Act, would make current federal clean air, clean water, worker safety, safe drinking water, and endangered species standards enforceable under state law if the federal government rolls back and weakens those standards.
- SB 50, the Public Lands Protection Act, is designed to protect lands in California from threats to sell off federal land in California to private parties for mining, oil drilling or other exploitive activities.
- SB 51, the Whistleblower and Public Data Protection Act, would shield federal employees such as engineers and scientists working for federal agencies in California from losing state professional licenses for bringing to light violations of law, unethical actions or dangers to public health and safety committed by their agencies or others.
Send an email to your state senator to support Preserve California legislation today! Please copy and paste the text below in an email to your senator. To find your state senator check findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov.
Subject line: Support #PreserveCA legislation
I urge you to support the full slate of Preserve California bills now before the CA State Senate.
This package of bills is a chance to preserve key federal environmental regulations as state law even if Congress allows Trump to dismantle them.
California has seen its share of environmental disasters in recent years, including the Aliso Canyon methane leak that sickened and displaced thousands of families, and the oil spill at Refugio State Beach that polluted the Santa Barbara Channel, harmed wildlife and negatively impacted tourism, recreation and the economy.
This is a critical juncture for the future of our state—and for leaders like you. Will you stand up to protect Californians’ health and environment?
Thank you for your time and attention.