|[June 30, 2014]
Business, Labor Leaders Honor Senator Pavley for Environmental Leadership
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
The California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance (CCEEB) is
pleased to announce that Senator Fran Pavley is the recipient of the
2014 Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Award. The award, named on behalf of CCEEB's
founding chairman, honors an individual or organization whose
accomplishments most exemplify the spirit of environmental and economic
Senator Pavley Wins 2014 Pat Brown Award (Photo: Business Wire)
CCEEB chose Senator Pavley as the 2014 award winner because of her
efforts to protect the environment in a way that allows for economic
development and a strong economy.
"The Senator has made unparalleled contributions to the advancement of
climate change solutions that are both ambitious and achievable. That's
why you can see her influence not just in Sacramento, but in D.C. as
ell," said Gerald Secundy, CCEEB president. "Never one to back down
from tough goals and standards, Senator Pavley also understands that
businesses need the means to comply."
Throughout her career as a legislator, Senator Pavley has been a leader
in the movement to advance climate change solutions at the state level
and to find creative ways to improve air quality. In 2002, she authored
a bill limiting greenhouse gas emissions from new cars and light trucks,
which became the model for today's national standards. In 2006, she
co-authored AB 32, a comprehensive framework for cutting GHG emissions
across most of the California economy. In 2013, she co-authored
legislation to invest $2 billion in successful air quality, clean
vehicle and fuel technology programs.
"Californian's will long remember Senator Pavley's contributions to the
economic well being and environmental quality of this great state," said
Wally McGuire, CCEEB Chairman.
In 2011, Senator Pavley authored a bill meant to improve California's
business climate by implementing regulatory reform. This law requires
agencies to rigorously assess the economic impacts and benefits of major
regulations before they are adopted.
Previous recipients of the Pat Brown Award include Air Resources Board
Chairman Mary Nichols, Tom Graft from Environmental Defense Fund, Donald
Bren, and Governor Schwarzenegger with Speaker Nuñez and pro Tem Perata.
CCEEB is a coalition of business, labor and public leaders that advances
strategies for a sound economy and a healthy environment. CCEEB will
honor Senator Pavley at an award ceremony on Tuesday, July 15. For more
information about the Pat Brown Award, including how to attend the award
ceremony, please contact Yvonne Vukasin of the Council at 415-512-7890
x114 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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