AB-32 on the Eve of Cap and Trade
October 17, 2012 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Join Environmental Law Society and panelists from Environmental Defense Fund, the Center on Race, Poverty, and the Environment, and the California's Attorney General's Office for a discussion of past and ongoing legal activities to defend and improve California's landmark climate change legislation.
Megan Ceronsky, Environmental Defense Fund
The Attorney General has a special role in protecting the environment and public health. The Attorney General is the legal representative of a number of state agencies that have environmental and public health responsibilities. These agencies include the Air Resources Board (which is responsible for administering the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32)); the State Water Resources Control Board; the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (lead agency under Proposition 65); the Department of Toxic Substances Control; the Coastal Commission; and the State Lands Commission. In her representative capacity, the Attorney General brings and defends lawsuits for these agencies and, in doing so, cleans up the air and the water and protects California’s wildlife and wild and scenic places.