SACRAMENTO -- Senator Kevin de Leόn (D-Los Angeles) applauded the action of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) for filing a lawsuit today seeking up to $40 million in penalties from Exide Technologies for air quality violations from illegal emissions of lead and arsenic.
SACRAMENTO – Senator Kevin de Leόn (D-Los Angeles) today accused the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) of “repeated failures to protect our most vulnerable communities from toxic polluters,” in testimony before a Senate Environmental Quality Committee oversight hearing on California’s hazardous waste regulatory system. At the hearing the committee voted 6-0 in support of Senate Bill 812 (De Leόn) to strengthen the hazardous waste regulatory system and set deadlines for when final permit decisions must be made by DTSC.
SACRAMENTO,CA – Calling it “an important step toward reforming local corruption,” Senator Kevin de Leόn today applauded an $8 million tax credit award from Treasurer Bill Lockyer and the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee to the City of Vernon to build new housing and bring in more residents to the largely industrial area.
RE: AB 60 Implementation
SACRAMENTO, CA – At the request of Senator De León (D-Los Angeles), Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. the Senate Environmental Quality Committee will hold an oversight hearing on the Department of Toxic Substances Control’s (DTSC) hazardous waste management program. After which the Committee will consider Senate Bill 812 (De León) which strengthens the hazardous waste regulatory system and sets deadlines for when hazardous waste facilities’ final permit decisions must be made by DTSC.
WHEN: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 9:30 a.m.
SACRAMENTO – Flanked by representatives from law enforcement and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Senator Kevin de Leόn (D-Los Angeles) today unveiled legislation to ban the sale, manufacture, purchase and trafficking of plastic and self-assembled firearms – often referred to as “ghost guns” -- in California. Senate Bill 808 requires self-made or assembled guns to contain permanent pieces of metal and to be registered with the Department of Justice through a serial number and gun owner background check.
SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Monday, January 13, 2014 at 11:15 a.m. the California Department of Justice will display homemade firearms in State Capitol Room 1190 to highlight the growing threat of untraceable and undetectable guns.
Senator Kevin de León calls on South Coast Air Quality Management District Board to vote to amend a rule to would require owners or operators of large lead-acid battery recycling facilities to reduce arsenic emissions and other key toxic air contaminant emissions.