SACRAMENTO, CA — Today, California Environmental Voters (EnviroVoters) released the following statement in response to the Senate Appropriations Committee killing SB 559 and SB 709.

Statement from Melissa Romero, Deputy Legislative Director, California Environmental Voters:

“It’s disappointing that the Senate killed two climate bills to establish transparency standards for California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and to end three offshore oil drilling leases in Southern California. This setback raises concerns about the commitment to environmental sustainability and the well-being of our communities.

The persistence of sacrificing the health and overall success of our most vulnerable communities to sustain an industry that raked in a staggering $4 trillion in global profits last year is troubling. This underscores the urgent need for a reevaluation of priorities and a shift towards cleaner, more sustainable policies.

In the face of these disappointments, we call on the Legislature to give precedence to decisive climate action this year by moving climate bills forward. It is imperative that we prioritize the health of our planet and the welfare of our communities over short-term gains, ensuring a sustainable and resilient future for generations to come.”



Erika Guzman Cornejo


Share this press release


California Environmental Voters (formerly the California League of Conservation Voters) believes the climate crisis is here and this moment requires transformative change. California has the policy solutions to stop climate change but lacks the political will to do it at the rate and scale that’s necessary. EnviroVoters exists to build the political power to solve the climate crisis, advance justice, and create a roadmap for global action. We organize voters, elect and train candidates, and hold lawmakers accountable for bold policy change. We won’t stop until we have resilient, healthy, thriving communities, and a democracy and economy that is just and sustainable for all. Join us at and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. See more press releases.

Recent press releases

Shopping Basket

For over 50 years, California Environmental Voters has fought on the frontlines in our state’s toughest environmental battles. Just last year, we were instrumental in passing Senate Bill 253 — the strongest corporate pollution transparency law in the nation.

But wins like these are not possible without your help. Help us out with a gift this Earth Day →

The month of March is Public Lands Month, and we’ve got some big goals. We’re pushing for 5 national monument designations while fighting for clean water, Indigenous land protection, ecosystem conservation, and increasing access to nature. 

But we need your help to make these campaigns a success →