Senate Leader Atkins Applauds Governor Newsom’s ‘Bold Vision’ to Reduce Pollution  

September 23, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement regarding Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order to phase out gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035 and take action on additional measures to reduce demand for fossil fuel in California:

“California has just experienced, once again, the devastating and costly effects of climate change. We must redouble our efforts to reduce heat-trapping greenhouse gases if we ever want to see an end to the massive wildfires, smoky skies, and choking air pollution in our state. I commend the Governor for his bold vision to reduce pollution from tailpipes, and to transition California to a future that includes clean transportation."



Toni G. Atkins is President pro Tempore of the California Senate. Having previously served as Speaker of the California Assembly, she began her tenure in the Senate in 2016. As Senator for District 39, she represents the cities of San Diego, Coronado, Del Mar and Solana Beach. Website of President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins: