Press Releases

Monday, August 14, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens, whose district overlapped with Calderon's and was first to call upon him to resign, today issued the following statement in response to his request for early release from prison:

Monday, August 7, 2017

AB 1132 Empowers AQMD's Enforcement Authority for Imminent Danger to the Public

(Sacramento) – Legislation allowing Air Quality Management District's (AQMD's) to immediately cease operations at facilities endangering the public today was signed by the Governor. The bill, AB 1132, was authored by Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D- Bell Gardens), Chair of the Assembly Natural Resources Committee.

Friday, July 28, 2017

(Bell Gardens, CA) – Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia's home district served as the backdrop for Governor Jerry Brown when he signed Assembly Bill 617, landmark climate change legislation authored by Assemblywoman Garcia which will establish a program to measure and combat air pollution at the neighborhood level – in the communities most impacted. Highlights of the signing ceremony in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/garcia

Thursday, July 20, 2017

(Sacramento) – Legislation allowing Air Quality Management District’s (AQMD’s) to immediately cease operations at facilities endangering the public today was approved again by the State Assembly. The bill, AB 1132, is authored by Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D- Bell Gardens), Chair of the Assembly Natural Resources Committee.  The bill was previously amended in the Senate requiring today’s concurrence vote. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

(Sacramento) – During the State Assembly’s debate of the package of landmark climate change legislation, Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D- Bell Gardens) stood in strong support of Assembly Bill 398, the companion measure to her Assembly Bill 617. Assembly Bills 398 and 617 will balance our economic, health and environmental concerns as California works to reach its 2030 climate targets and improve the lives of all residents. “These bills are for people like Maria who takes care of her five grandchildren in a one bedroom apartment in Bell Gardens but, is afraid to let the kids play outside in the poisoned air, and for Rocio who grows vegetables for her family in Commerce, but worries they could be toxic from the contaminated soil,” said Assemblywoman Garcia. “This package shows that we can take care of our global community while ensuring better air quality in our own backyards.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Monday, July 17, 2017

(Sacramento) - Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), Chair of the Assembly Natural Resources Committee, authored Assembly Bill 617 to balance the global focus and flexibility of California’s cap and trade program with real measures that will improve air quality in our communities. Assemblywoman Garcia told her fellow lawmakers as she presented AB 617 to the full Assembly, “Today, we are integrating the fight against air pollution with the fight against climate change.  We are establishing real targets, deadlines and enforcement to address air pollution in the most burdened communities. This is a significant down-payment towards ensuring all Californians get their piece of environmental justice.” Learn more in this Assembly Access video.

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