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SB 535 (DE LEON, 2012): Advancing racial equity, addressing income inequality and climate change in California Alvaro S. Sanchez Program Manager The Greenlining.

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1 SB 535 (DE LEON, 2012): Advancing racial equity, addressing income inequality and climate change in California Alvaro S. Sanchez Program Manager The Greenlining Institute

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3 CLIMATE GAP Low income communities & people of color are hit first and worst by climate change 60% of African Americans and Latinos live in communities with uncontrolled toxic waste. From 1980 to 2010, incomes from families in the bottom tenth declined 24%. “Toxic triangle” in CA has higher than average rates of respiratory disease, cancer, and other preventable diseases tied to pollution. Photo credit: Climate-connections.org Photo credit:nycsocialist.org

4 AB 32 (2006) Global Warming Solutions Law Goal or returning California to 1990 levels of greenhouse gas emissions by AB 32’s equity shortfalls Lacked mandates to gauge distributional effects of AB 32. Did not direct revenue generated by AB 32 to the most environmentally and economically impacted communities.

5 SB 535 (de Leon, 2012) 1.Direct funding to areas most impacted by climate change. 25% benefit disadvantaged communities. 10% in disadvantaged communities. 2.Co-benefits: Clean up air pollution, Improve public health, Support mobility choices, Economic growth, Create jobs.

6 Photo credit: sma-america.comPhoto credit: Verde Inc. Photo credit: Unity Council Photo credit: The Oregonian

7 AB 32 SB 535 Ensuring Clean Air, Clean Energy and Revitalized Communities

8 Alvaro S. Sanchez The Greenlining Institute Project Manager Environmental Equity


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