FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 3, 2015
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Senator Stone Issues Statement on California Climate Change Legislative Package
(Sacramento, CA) – Senator Jeff Stone (R-Riverside County) issued the following statement today following Senate passage of California Climate Change legislative package.
“The actions taken by Senate Democrats today will drive businesses from California and stop those from outside our state from opening up shop here.
“It will also benefit the coastal elite at the expense of the many hard working Californian’s who live in the Central and Imperial valleys, and the inland, rural and mountain communities of our state.
“This package of bills will kill thousands of blue and white collar jobs in industries that depend on affordable energy such as trucking and agriculture.
“We can’t expect people to put solar panels on their roof tops if they’ve lost their home because their jobs have left the state.
“Innovation should drive the process toward the laudable goal of creating our own clean energy in California, not a set of ‘feel-good’ artificial deadlines that benefit some portions of our population at the expense of others.
“When it comes to creating good paying, private sector jobs, let the innovators in the free market drive the process … not the bureaucrats here in Sacramento.”
Several controversial climate change bills were debated on the Senate Floor today, including SB 350 (De Leon) and SB 32 (Pavley).
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Jeff Stone was elected to represent California’s 28th Senate District in November 2014.The district, which is entirely in Riverside County, stretches from the vineyards of the Temecula Valley to the Colorado River and includes the cities of Blythe, Canyon Lake, Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Indio, Lake Elsinore, La Quinta, Murrieta, Temecula, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, and Wildomar.