Wow ... the california catholics now have a fascist Jesuit sewing circle of hell now ...
Jesuit Jerry Brown to bring back reductions in California ..
Papal authority in California? Roman Law ? This is the end of the US Constitution!!!
...Like AB32, SB350 mandates environmental and climate change goals by 2030.
Those goals include a 50 percent reduction in gas and diesel usage
, a 50 percent increase in renewable electrical generation and a 50 percent increase in energy efficiency of buildings. SB350 still must be debated by the state Assembly and then passed on to Gov. Brown for his signature. While amendments are possible, SB350 is still expected to become law.As it is currently written, SB350 has the same two problems as AB32 – no strategies and insufficient funding – and once again, CARB is given full authority with no accountability or oversight
.As Yogi Berra once said, “It is déjà vu all over again!”
...http://www.kcra.com/news/halle-berry-catholic-bishops-lobby-lawmakers-on-climate-bill/35026192Halle Berry, Catholic bishops lobby lawmakers on climate bill
SB350 would cut California gasoline use, boost renewable energy
The bill, known as SB 350, passed the state Senate earlier this summer but has run into resistance in the Assembly, particularly among moderate Democrats.
...De Leon held a news conference with Catholic bishops Jaime Soto of Sacramento and Stephen Blaire of Stockton to advocate for the bill.
...http://www.latimes.com/local/political/la-me-pc-halle-berry-catholic-bishops-voice-support-for-climate-bills-20150831-story.htmlSenate leader Kevin de León met with Catholic leaders in the Capitol on Monday
to talk about climate change legislation
. Actress Halle Berry also visited to show her support.
(Chris Megerian / Los Angeles Times)
The legislation being considered, SB 350, would require greater energy efficiency in older buildings, more renewable energy generation and lower gasoline consumption on state roads
.State Senate leader Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) held a press conference with Catholic leaders to talk about Pope Francis' encyclical, which called for action on climate change
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BILL NUMBER: SR 37 INTRODUCED BILL TEXT
INTRODUCED BY Senator De León JUNE 29, 2015
LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST
HOUSE OR SENATE RESOLUTIONS DO NOT CONTAIN A DIGEST WHEREAS, Pope Francis
is a global defender of the poor and all victims of injustice, including those suffering the devastating impacts of climate change; and WHEREAS, Pope Francis
, the leader of 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide, released a Papal encyclical on June 18, 2015, in which he issues a clarion call to action on climate change; and WHEREAS, A Papal encyclical
is a "letter" to bishops and considered the highest teaching of a pope; and WHEREAS, Pope Francis
in his Papal encyclical recognizes that reversing global warming, halting the depletion of our resources, and combating environmental degradation falls upon us all: government,
the private sector, and individuals; and WHEREAS, Pope Francis
declares that the climate "is a common good, belonging to us all"; and WHEREAS, Pope Francis
states that a solid scientific consensus indicates a disturbing warming of the climate, accompanied by rising sea levels and extreme weather events, even if a scientifically
determined cause cannot be attributed to each phenomenon; and WHEREAS, Pope Francis
states that the problem is aggravated by a model of development based on the intensive use of fossil fuels, which is at the heart of the worldwide energy system; and WHEREAS, Pope Francis
sees an urgent need to develop policies so that in the near future the emission of carbon dioxide and other highly polluting gases can be drastically reduced by finding alternatives to fossil fuels and developing sources of renewable energy; and WHEREAS, Pope Francis
warns that the exploitation of the planet has already exceeded acceptable limits while the problem of poverty remains unsolved, and that "doomsday predictions can no longer be met
with irony or disdain"; and WHEREAS, Pope Francis
states everyday experience and scientific research show that the gravest effects of all attacks on the environment are suffered by the poorest; and WHEREAS, Pope Francis
states that a true ecological approach must integrate questions of social and environmental justice in debates on the environment, "so as to hear both the cry of the Earth and the
cry of the poor"; and
WHEREAS, California has already begun to incorporate questions of social and environmental justice in its approach to climate control, focusing resources to combat environmental degradation in California'
s poorest communities; and
WHEREAS, The California Legislature recognizes the alarming rate of global warming caused by fossil fuels and the urgent need to continue to work toward a low-carbon economy, while fighting environmental degradation in our poorest communities and increasing their access to cleaner energy; and WHEREAS, California is home to more Catholics than any other state in the nation with nearly one in three residents who self-identify as Christians being Catholic
; and WHEREAS, the Papal encyclical
is anticipated to be not only of great importance in parishes throughout California, the nation, and world, but it is also expected to have significant political ramifications; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, That members of the Legislature review and take into account the Papal encyclical on climate change in relevant legislative actions; and be it further
Resolved, That the Governor and executive branch of state government consider the implications of the Papal encyclical and climate change in their policy and fiscal actions to prevent further
environmental degradation; and be it further
Resolved, That appropriate policy committees of the Legislature convene hearings to consider the policy implications of the Papal encyclical and seek testimony from religious leaders, state officials, environmental organizations, business groups, and the general public; and be it further
Resolved, That the United States Congress and President Obama consider the implications of the Papal encyclical and climate change in their policy and fiscal actions to prevent further environmental degradation; and be it further
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.UPDATED 7:32 PM PDT Aug 31, 2015