FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (REVISED)
Nov. 9, 2022
Deborah Camiel | (818) 299-3656 | [email protected]
SACRAMENTO, CA – Clean Air California, the coalition behind the Yes on 30 campaign, has conceded its statewide ballot race and issued the following (revised) statement.
“Millions of California voters supported Prop 30, a bold measure to fight climate change, prevent wildfires and ensure that Californians have clean air to breathe. With Prop 30, we had a chance to create a healthier, safer future for our state and our families — one with less air pollution, fewer catastrophic wildfires and an opportunity to save our state from some of the most devastating impacts of climate change.
“Although we came up short, the strong support for this measure from firefighters, public health groups, environmentalists, labor and many of the state’s leaders shows the urgency for action. Polls showed that a majority of voters supported Prop 30 until thirty of the richest people in the world spent tens of millions of dollars on lies and disinformation. The governor led the campaign to defeat Prop 30. The burden is now on the governor to work with legislative leaders to find other ways to fund the transition to a cleaner equitable transportation system and to prevent and control catastrophic wildfires.”
For additional background on Prop 30, visit www.yeson30.org.
Clean Air California is committed to improving California’s air quality by preventing wildfires and accelerating our transition to clean transportation.