Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Opposes Cap and Trade Bill

Monday, July 17, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Orange County), made the following statement after voting in opposition to the cap and trade bill; Assembly Bill 398 (AB 398).  

“This is not the time to raise taxes on the working people, nor is it the time to force more regulations on our economy. The middle and working classes in our communities are hit the hardest with these fees,” said Quirk-Silva. “The bill doesn’t go far enough to protect citizens of Orange County from pollution.”

“Reducing our carbon emissions is a worthwhile and important endeavor, climate change is a serious environmental reality,” said Quirk-Silva. “Nonetheless, Orange County has been a donor county for too long. It cannot remain a county that pays and pays. We deserve to see more of a return for contributions. We write the checks, but don’t receive the dividends.”