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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.

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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. 

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January 29, 2022

WOODLAND HILLS, CA – Senator Henry Stern (D-Los Angeles) joined Captain Ford of the West Valley Area California Highway Patrol, alongside victims of reckless driving and LA City Councilmembers Blumenfield and Lee, to ring the alarm about the speeding epidemic that is taking hundreds of lives across California.

“Cars are weapons, and whether it’s a sideshow, a street race or just excessive speeding, these are not victimless crimes.” said Senator Stern. 

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January 26, 2022

WHO:               State Senator Henry Stern (D-Los Angeles) with victims and community groups, along with a briefing from Southern Division California Highway Patrol leaders.



WHAT:             Building on last year’s bipartisan legislation and funding efforts, Stern will announce legislation to combat side-shows, street racing, and reckless driving across the region.

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December 10, 2021

PORTER RANCH, CA – Today Senator Henry Stern (D-Los Angeles) stood with community advocates to roll out a roadmap to close the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage facility. As the CPUC contemplates the “feasibility” of closing Aliso Canyon as late as 2035, pursuant to a law (SB 380) Stern helped write back in 2015, the two-term state Senator for the San Fernando Valley pledged to introduce new follow-on legislation to drive the process forward, and bring the necessary investment and alignment needed to expedite closure next year.  

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November 12, 2021

GLASGOW – As the international climate conference wraps up in Scotland, California leaders are taking action to stop the “silent killer” of extreme heat waves intensified by climate change back home. California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara will sponsor legislation jointly authored by Assembly Members Luz Rivas (D-San Fernando Valley) and Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) to establish the nation’s first ranking system for heat waves, a critical step toward preventing heat-related deaths and injuries.

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November 5, 2021

LOS ANGELES – The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) voted 4-0 to increase the natural storage capacity of the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility by over 20 percent.  Currently, the facility is capped at 34 billion cubic feet (bcf) of natural gas storage, but the new decision will raise this to 41.16 bcf.  Citing the possibility of an exceptionally cold winter season in Southern California, the PUC stated that natural gas demand could constrain supply, despite the state’s aggressive climate and energy goals.