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Leading the way on renewable energy

Continuing steady progress in energy efficiency, Kevin has put California on a path to 50 percent renewable energy by 2030--the largest state in the nation to do so--with an eye toward becoming 100 percent renewable by 2045. California is by far the nation's clean-energy leader and it is paying workforce dividends with the creation of well over 500,000 clean energy jobs in the Golden State--10 times more than there are coal jobs in the entire nation.
Source: 2018 California Senatorial website KevinDeLeon.com , Oct 15, 2017

Extend California's cap-and-trade

De León has established California's reputation as a recognized global leader in the battle against climate change and a pioneer in creating a clean energy economy. He played a central role in crafting a bipartisan deal this year to extend California's cap-and-trade program with $1 billion of the generated revenue to tackle diesel pollution and bolster electrification of our transportation and vehicles.
Source: 2018 California Senatorial website KevinDeLeon.com , Oct 15, 2017

Slow down fracking until scientific study is completed

Excerpts from Legislative Counsel's Digest:Status:Passed House, 54-20-4; passed Senate 29-8-2; signed by Gov.Brown, 9/20/2013

OnTheIssues Explanation: "Fracking" extracts more oil and gas from otherwise non-productive wells. The controversy includes that fracking causes earthquakes (hence the "scientific study"), as well as issues about disposal of the large volumes of potentially toxic liquids used. This bill slows the implementation of fracking. (Kevin de Leon voted YEA).

Source: California legislative voting records: SB 4 , Sep 11, 2013

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