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California Law Uses Environmental Product Declarations to Drive Low-Carbon Procurement

Buy Clean California is the first law in the nation to address embodied carbon in construction materials.

October 17, 2017

“The Governor made us wait,” said California Assembly Member Rob Bonta about the Buy Clean California bill that he had sponsored.

Governor Jerry Brown had until midnight on Sunday to sign or veto the bill. "It was touch-and-go until the very end, given some of the governor’s office's concerns," Bonta reports. He was on a plane returning home from visiting his daughter on the east coast when the good news finally arrived in the form of a group text from his staff:  AB 262 signed!!