Last week California Senate Bill 1 (SB 1) continued with its forward momentum, advancing from the California Assembly Appropriations Committee by a vote of 13 to five. The legislation that some environmental groups are referring to as ‘Trump insurance’ is now headed to the California Assembly floor. The California Environmental, Public Health, and Workers Defense Act of 2019 known as SB 1 seeks to uphold specific federal policy as it pertains to water.
The bill is opposed by North Orange County Chamber and California Chamber of Commerce has included the legislation on its “Job Killer” list, due to the harm it would have on the state’s economic growth if it were to become law.
“SB 1 is bad for farmworkers, farmers, and communities throughout the state of California. Our environmental laws and regulations should be defined by current, sound science not petty politics,” Chairman of the California Water Alliance (CWA), William Bourdeau said in a news release.