Senator Pavley recognized by auto industry for clean transportation work

November 21, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) was named one of two California Legislators of the Year by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers at the LA Auto Show on Thursday in recognition of her work to promote clean air and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

Senator Pavley shared the award with Assemblymember Henry Perea (D-Fresno). The two legislators are co-authors of Assembly Bill 8, a bi-partisan measure that will provide $2 billion in clean air, advanced transportation and clean fuel investments by extending existing pollution abatement fees. The bill was supported by a broad coalition including the auto and clean technology industries, environmental organizations and public health advocates.

“Through statewide cooperation, we took a critical step this year toward a clean transportation future,” Pavley said. “There is still much work ahead to free Californians from dependence on oil by fostering innovation and making clean cars more affordable.”

Senator Pavley is the author of the AB 1493 (2002), the state’s landmark tailpipe emissions law that led to nationwide standards, and AB 32 (2006), which requires a reduction in statewide greenhouse gas emissions.

“In recent years, the auto industry has shown that consumers want cleaner, more efficient cars,” Pavley said. “We need to keep the spirit of innovation alive to create jobs and cut greenhouse gas pollution across all sectors of the economy, including the oil industry.”