Three New State Laws are Wins for the Bay
Governor Jerry Brown has signed three important pieces of legislation that will help protect California's environment and public health.
AB 1112, a bill sponsored by San Francisco Baykeeper, provides much needed funding for oil spill prevention and response measures in California. Raising fees on oil by 1.5 cents per barrel will fund increased staffing and cleanup measures for the Bay and statewide.
The passage of AB 376 will ban the sale of shark fins in the state to help stop the slaughter of more than 70 million sharks each year for their fins. AB 1319 bans the use of bisphenol A (or BPA) in baby bottles; this toxic estrogen-mimicking chemical has been linked to reproductive disorders in aquatic animals, so limiting its use is not only good for babies, it's also good for California’s fish.
The passage of these three bills is a big victory for people, wildlife and the Bay. Read more about this new legislation.