Clean Air Initiative Gets Labor Nod from State Building and Construction Trades Council of California

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July 5, 2022

Deborah Camiel | (818) 299-3656 | deborah@50p1.com

Labor Endorsements Grow for California Clean Air Initiative

State Building and Construction Trades Council of California Supports Proposition 30, Bid to Restore Clean Air, Fight Wildfires

Sacramento, CA – The Clean Air California coalition announced today a critical new endorsement by the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California of Proposition 30 — the Clean Air Initiative — which qualified for the November ballot last week.

Prop. 30 will curb the state’s largest sources of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions by investing nearly $100 billion over the next 20 years to prevent wildfires and jumpstart our transition to clean, zero-emission transportation across the state. The act will provide consumer rebates for Californians, especially those in low- and middle-income communities, to purchase zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs). Funding will also support the expansion of ZEV charging infrastructure where Californians work and live.

In support of the act, President Andrew Meredith of the State Building and Construction Trades Council issued the following statement: “We’re pleased to endorse the Clean Cars and Clean Air Act, a transformational ballot measure that will provide good-paying green jobs to help build the charging station infrastructure we need across the state to reduce emissions and fight climate change. We are proud to be part of California’s leadership on reducing greenhouse gas emissions while improving the health and livelihoods of working Californians.”

The State Building and Construction Trades Council advocates to improve the health and job opportunities of Californians in the construction industry. They join a growing list of endorsers of Prop. 30, including the American Lung Association, California Electric Transportation Coalition, California Environmental Voters, CAL FIRE Local 2881, the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice, Climate Resolve, the Coalition for Clean Air, Courage Campaign, Lyft, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Move LA, Public Health Advocates, the California State Association of Electrical Workers – IBEW, and the Union of Concerned Scientists. 

For more information about Clean Air California, visit www.cleanairca.org. 

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