CalChamber Announces Position on Cap and Trade Legislation

SACRAMENTO, CA — The California Chamber of Commerce today announced its support position on AB 398 (E. Garcia; D-Coachella).

“The balanced, well-designed cap and trade program in AB 398 is essential to reducing the costs of California’s greenhouse gas reduction goals established last year in SB 32,” said CalChamber President Allan Zaremberg.  “AB 398 will provide the least costly path to achieving our climate goals by extending cap and trade to 2030.  The measure will help California maintain a healthy economy that produces well-paid, middle class jobs.”

CalChamber’s AB 398 support letter provides additional details.

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