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Supervisor Nathan Fletcher Votes No on the Tropical Forest Standard


I am gravely concerned about the loss of our tropical forests and the resulting impact on global greenhouse gas emissions. However, I am not convinced that the economic assumptions behind the Tropical Forest Standard will yield actual results. Additionally, there are very real concerns with verification, permanence, leakage, additionality, and the impact on indigenous people. For these reasons, I did not support the proposal before the California Air Resources Board today. I do believe we need to act to protect our tropical forests and fully support efforts like those proposed in AB 572 that was considered this year in the California Legislature. 

Nathan Fletcher
Supervisor, District 4, County of San Diego
California Air Resources Board Member