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Statement on the Passage of SB 350 - The Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015

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September 11, 2015

"The California Catholic Conference is pleased with the passage of SB 350 and is asking Gov. Brown to sign this important measure of environmental stewardship.

"Despite the removal of a prior petroleum use reduction goal, we continue to support SB 350 because it would address the current challenge of global warming by significantly expanding the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency. This bill would quantifiably help to lower greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants which are vital to our planet and the health of our communities, especially for our most vulnerable Californians.

"Echoing Pope Francis’ recent message to the peoples of the world, we believe that the Earth is “Our Common Home”. Our ecological future depends upon us all. As such we must good stewards of the planet entrusted to our care."

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