Frazier to Introduce Legislation to Combat Major Cause of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in California

Press Release

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SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Fairfield) announced today that he plans to introduce legislation in the upcoming session to fundamentally change the way California reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

“While I believe the work the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has been doing is laudable, we need to shift gears and address the main cause of carbon emissions in California, and right now, that is unquestionably wildfires”, said Frazier. “The data is undeniable and staggering”

According the U.S. Geological Survey, in 2018 alone, the wildfires in California were estimated to have released emissions equivalent to roughly 68 million metric tons of carbon dioxide. By contrast, after seven years of reduction efforts from Cap and Trade funded projects to date, is estimated to be 45 million metric tons- at the cost of billions of dollars.

Frazier went on to say that he believes CARB needs to “pause and think” carefully about their programs and overall efficacy of the resources devoted to them, and reprioritize Cap and Trade dollars to address the immediate threat and environmental devastation that wildfires are causing. In addition to the further advancement of global warming, these fires result in property damage, loss of life, economic peril, and long term health issues.

“The science and statistics of the devastation that wildfires are causing are not just limited to the land. These fires are pumping more pollution- far more toxic- than the burning of fossil fuels, and we must take a critical look at how we dedicate our precious financial resources to their reduction.  As we know, wildfires are a major contributor to the advancement of global warming.”

Frazier will introduce a bill this December.

Assemblymember Frazier represents the 11th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Antioch, Bethel Island, Birds Landing, Brentwood, Byron, Collinsville, Discovery Bay, Fairfield, Isleton, Knightsen, Locke, Oakley, Pittsburg (partial), Rio Vista, Suisun City, Travis AFB, Vacaville and Walnut Grove.

4 COMMENTS

  1. This press release says absolutely nothing. It fails to even vaguely describe what his proposed legislation would attempt to do. Get some competent PR flacks, Frazier!

    • jimmy doesn’t have a clue what he’s doing. Unfortunately no one can run against this bought clown. He’ll be termed out soon thankfully. Then he’ll run for President 🤪

      • It baffles me how he thinks anything the CARB can do with “Cap and Trade” incentives will reduce emissions from wildfires. I’m reminded of the old joke that we’d save money by paying our state legislature to stay home. Lots of truth there.

  2. I thought “greenhouse gas” happens when you go into your greenhouse in your back yard and fart a few times! Instant Greenhouse Gas!

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