Bonta Bill Adds “Buy Clean” Requirement on Infrastructure Work
(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) has introduced the Buy Clean California Act, Assembly Bill 262, which will require state entities to evaluate the greenhouse gas emissions of products purchased with state funds, in a first-of-its-kind effort to address climate pollution associated with public infrastructure work. California’s steel producers have joined forces with clean air advocates and labor unions to support the bill adding a “Buy Clean” mandate to state procurement rules. “This is a powerful example of unity from business, labor and environmental interests to protect our environment from dangerous carbon emissions,” said Assemblymember Bonta. The Buy Clean California Act, joint authored by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton), will help reduce the climate pollution associated with California’s purchase of industrial products, like cement, steel and glass. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.