Despite our best efforts, AB 2106 (Rivas) passed the California Legislature and will be considered soon by Governor Newsom. He could make a decision as early as this week on this duplicative bill mandating stormwater discharge permits for all “commercial, industrial, and institutional” facilities. As a reminder, Newsom has until September 30 to sign or veto a slew of bills sent to him by the legislature. More than 500 bills are currently on his desk.
We need crisp messaging and YOUR voices to ensure Newsom takes thoughtful action on every bill – especially proposals with wide-ranging consequences such as AB 2106.
If passed into law, it would impose hefty compliance costs – easily adding up to tens of millions of dollars – on hospitals, universities, churches, courts, malls, warehouses, business parks, marine ports, and numerous other businesses and facilities. It could also open up your business to expensive and potentially onerous citizen lawsuits.
Worst of all, AB 2106 has no guaranteed environmental benefits and may not even be feasible to enforce. The Department of Finance even took a stance opposing AB 2106, noting that it would “create General Fund cost pressures to offset fee increases.”
Raise your voice and tell Governor Newsom NOT to let overzealous regulators kill economy-stimulating jobs. URGE HIM TO VETO AB 2106.
We featured AB 2106 in our three-item July Energy Newsletter
as the “item to act on” because of its broad impact.
We hope you’ll join us in advocating against this bill. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Wiltfong, Director of Advocacy & Policy, at email@example.com.
We can’t fund efforts to protect our environment without a healthy regulatory environment!