Statewide Advocacy

Advocating for lung health issues, acting as a model for the nation...

Breathe California fights for clean air, healthy lungs at the state capitol through advocacy at the legislature and agencies including the California Air Resources Board. Listed below are some of the legislative and regulatory succeses we supported in the 2013-14 California Legislative Session. You can click on the number of the bill for more information about it.

Promotion of Cleaner Energy and Cleaner Fueled Vehicles

AB 1092 – Building standards: electric vehicle charging infrastructure (Levine)
AB 1257 – Energy: State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission: natural gas (Bocanegra)
AB 2597 – Energy: PACE program (Ting)
AB 719 – Energy: energy efficiency: street light poles (Roger Hernández)
SB 1204 – California Clean Truck, Bus, and Off-Road Vehicle and Equipment Technology Program (Lara)
SB 1275 – Vehicle retirement and replacement: Charge Ahead California Initiative (De León)
SB 454 – Public resources: electric vehicle charging stations (Corbett)
SB 459 – Vehicle retirement: low-income motor vehicle owners (Pavley)

Promotion of Public Health

AB 127 – Fire safety: fire retardants: building insulation (Skinner)
AB 1522 – Employment: paid sick days (Gonzalez)
SB 1371 – Natural gas: leakage abatement (Leno)



Ongoing Work

Climate Change Scoping Plan Update

The California Air Resources Board is updating the Climate Change Scoping Plan, pursuant to the Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32, 2006). Breathe California continually monitors the development and implementation of this plan to ensure the protection of public health. We have advocated for ambitious greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals to reduce pollution from energy, transportation, waste, and industrial sectors.

COPD Awareness and Treatment

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States, but many patients do not receive adequate care, and our nation lacks a comprehensive response plan. Breathe California is advocating before state health agencies for improved patient and health provider awareness, so patients can receive screening and referral to preventive care and rehabilitation.

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