AB 32: The Global Warming Solutions Act


Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32), the California Global Warming Solutions Act signed by Governor Schwarzenegger on September 2, 2006, is the most significant climate legislation passed to date in the United States. It requires California to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 25% by 2020. 


Our Policy & Legislative Department is committed to working on climate change policy. For AB 32, We advocated successfully for inclusion of language designed to allow low-income communities to directly participate in and benefit from the greenhouse gas reductions regulatory plan that is created as a result of the law. Read "The Community Empowerment Amendment."  (PDF)

A bid to suspend California's global warming law qualified for the November 2010 ballot as Proposition 23. Texas oil companies spent millions to push this deceptive ballot proposition to effectively kill AB 32, and California clean energy and air pollution control standards. Valero Energy Corporation and Tesoro are among the nation’s biggest polluters, and their California oil refineries are among the top ten polluters in our state. Global Green fought to defeat the bill.


AB 32 bill text and more information from the State of California.