AB 1132 Empowers AQMD’s Enforcement Authority for Imminent Danger to the Public
(Sacramento) – Legislation allowing Air Quality Management Districts (AQMD’s) to immediately cease operations at facilities endangering the public today passed the Assembly Natural Resources Committee with a 7-3 vote. The bill, AB 1132, is authored by Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D- Bell Gardens).
“When it’s determined an operator is polluting a community at toxic levels, immediate action is necessary to protect the public,” said Cristina Garcia, Chair of the Assembly Natural Resources Committee. “One day is a day too long to knowingly allow it to continue.”