Gov. Newsom Says He’ll Sign Greenhouse Gas Emissions Disclosure Bill

"Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday announced that he will sign the Climate Corporate Data Accountability Act, Sen. Scott Wiener’s greenhouse gas emissions disclosure requirement bill.

Newsom made the announcement at Climate Week NYC’s opening ceremony in an interview with New York Times climate reporter David Gelles, in which the governor called himself a leader on climate.

“Would I cede that leadership by having a response other than, ‘Of course I’m going to sign those bills?’” he said.

Wiener’s bill, SB 253, passed through the Legislature last Tuesday with broad support among Democrats and less so among Republicans. The first-of-its-kind bill will require companies with more than $1 billion in annual revenue to make public their greenhouse gas emissions starting in 2026."

Jenavieve Hatch reports for the Sacramento Bee September 17, 2023.

Source: Sacramento Bee, 09/18/2023