Press Releases

April 29, 2022

Sacramento, CA- In an 8 to 1 vote, the Senate Energy Committee voted in favor of SB 1486 for the responsible and equitable closure of the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Facility.

“A future without Aliso Canyon is finally in sight,” said Senator Henry Stern (D- Los Angeles), the bill’s author.

The tensions surrounding this natural gas facility have followed the October 23, 2015 gas leak started from well SS-25 at Aliso Canyon. This leak would later became the largest known leak of methane in our country’s history.

April 28, 2022

LOS ANGELES - Today is recognized as Yom HaShoah. In Hebrew, the literal translation is “Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day”.

For the Jewish community – and victims of genocide globally – this day is one of memorialization, commemoration, and mourning. This holiday is also a critical component of Holocaust education, ensuring that younger generations recognize the horrors that can occur when prejudice, hate, and anti-Semitism run rampant in our communities.

April 28, 2022

Sacramento, CA- In a 4 to 0 vote, the Senate Public Safety Committee voted in favor of SB 1472: Ryan’s Law. Marking a major victory in the fight to keep California’s streets safe. After moving testimony from Carin Koeppel, founder of the Koeppel foundation and mother to Ryan Koepell who was killed by a reckless driver, the votes came in to recognize and address the growing issue of extreme speeding and reckless driving.

Rewilding Los Angeles, creating open space for all Angelenos and a private sector challenge grant

April 22, 2022

Agoura Hills – As I was standing at the groundbreaking for the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, the world's largest wildlife corridor here in our own backyard, at Liberty Canyon, I couldn’t help but feel sad that all Angelenos do not have the same access to the outdoors. To rectify this situation I and all Legislators in Los Angeles should commit to the following:

Senator Stern Offers Legislative Help for MWD Employees

April 21, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senator Henry Stern (D-Los Angeles), Chairman of the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee offers the following quote about the State Auditor's report on the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) State Audit Report 2021-104.

Senator Henry Stern receives the top score on the California Environmental Scorecard for his leadership to address the environment and climate crisis

March 29, 2022

Los Angeles, CA – California State Senator Henry Stern (Senate District 27) scored 100% on the California Environmental Voters’ California Environmental Scorecard. This score demonstrates Stern’s leadership to fight for bold climate policy and address environmental issues in the California State Legislature.

SB 1292 Would Allow Cities, Counties to Impose Limits If Extra Housing Ensured in Safer Areas

March 18, 2022

SACRAMENTO -- After repeated failed attempts over the past four years, Senator Henry Stern (D-Los Angeles) is taking another run at limiting risky new development in wildfire zones around California. But SB 1292, Stern argues, “is about saying yes twice as much we say no.”

The bill allows local governments to firmly restrict new development in fire zones, but preconditions such restriction on housing units to be doubled outside the fire zones, thus addressing the state’s massive affordable housing shortfall.