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Pavley speaks Nov 19
The next big event for Moorpark College's "Year of the Environment" will be a talk by former California Assemblyperson, Fran Pavley, who is currently the Senior Climate Advisor for the National Resource Defense Council and a candidate for State Senate from the 23rd Senate District. She is the author of several pieces of environmental legislation, one which bears her name, "The Pavley Bill." She will be speaking in the Performing Arts Center on Monday, November 19th, at 1:00pm. The talk should last about one hour followed by a question and answer session.
Pavley wrote Assembly Bill (AB) 32, known as the “Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006.” It requires California, the world’s sixth-biggest economy, to cut statewide global warming emissions back to 1990 levels by 2020, a reduction of about 25 percent off current projections. The measure is poised to serve as the prototype for similar initiatives in other states as well as at the federal level.
Pavley also authored AB 1493, the Clean Cars Bill, in 2002 requiring automakers to reduce global warming emissions from new cars and trucks sold in California by 30 percent by 2016. So far, 11 states and Canada have established similar legislation. AB 1493 and it's other state versions has been challenged in California, Vermont and Rode Island courts by the US automobile industry and has stood up against those challenges.
“Fran Pavley is one of the main reasons why California continues to play a leadership role on global warming issues,” said NRDC president Frances Beinecke. “She brings to NRDC a fundamental commitment to the environment and to a clean and secure energy future.”
After teaching at Chaparral Middle School in Moorpark for decades and then serving as Mayor of Agoura Hills, Pavley ran for the State Assembly. Pavley returned to college after earning her seat in the Assembly and earned a Master’s Degree in Environmental Planning.
The Natural Resources Defense Council is a national, nonprofit organization of scientists, lawyers and environmental specialists dedicated to protecting public health and the environment. Founded in 1970, NRDC has 1.2 million members and online activists, served from offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Beijing.
"We encourage our colleagues, friends, family, and neighbors to attend. We are aware that mid-day is not most convenient time for everyone, but, by the same token, Global Warming is not the most convenient state of affairs for our planet," says Jerry Caplan, Ph.D., philosophy Instructor and co-chair of the Year of the Environment at Moorpark College.
Last Updated 12/18/08
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