AB 32 Implementation Group

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{{#badges:stub}} The AB 32 Implementation Group is a coalition representing some of California's biggest carbon polluters that is working to alter the state's landmark law, AB 32, to curb global warming, while claiming to represent several "green" environmental companies that have since left the coalition after learning of its recent actions.

The AB32 Implementation Group says it represents a broad section of California interests focused on global-warming regulations. The group is being managed by a large public relations firm, Woodward & McDowell. It features photographs of white clouds and a field of flowers on its Web site. The group includes 22 of the state's biggest carbon polluters as ranked by the California Air Resources Board. The list of members includes oil refiners, cement manufacturers, chemical companies and trucking firms.

According to environmentalists and lawmakers, the AB 32 Implementation Committee has engaged in a steady campaign to undermine California's Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, which mandates a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.[1]

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  1. Ali Winston, California Watch Green firms balk at coalition's lobbying effort, San Francisco Chronicle, January 18, 2010