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Clean air, clean water and healthy communities are vitally important for all of us. Not only do we need to do everything we can to protect the environment but also to leave it better for future generations. Additionally, we need to ensure that systemic environmental injustices in historically disadvantaged communities are addressed. Supervisor Fletcher is aggressively taking action on climate change as research tells us we have only 10 years to sharply curtail carbon emissions to avoid some of the worst potential impacts. He supports community choice energy programs to provide renewable energy, developing and implementing a climate action plan that complies with state law and increasing the use of renewable energy and energy efficient transportation. He is also working on these issues statewide as a member of the California Air Resources Board.

 


News: Environment

Line-Up for Clean Air Day in San Diego Announced

09/23/19

San Diego County elected leaders and community advocates are raising awareness about the importance of improving air quality by recognizing October 2 as ‘Clean Air Day’ and hosting events to promote the statewide ‘Clean Air Day ‘of Action spearheaded by the Coalition for Clean Air.

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Supervisor Nathan Fletcher Votes No on the Tropical Forest Standard

09/19/19

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.

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County continues to move forward in consideration of Community Choice Program

09/10/19

The Board of Supervisors continued to move forward in considering the development of a community choice energy program.

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Supervisor Fletcher Reacts to State of California Lawsuit Against Trump Administration

08/13/19

California continues to cut greenhouse gas emissions and decarbonize our electricity sector – all while growing as one of the most prosperous regions of the United States.

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San Diego County Launches Program To Replace High-Emission Vehicles

08/07/19

Excerpts from KPBS story: Supervisors Nathan Fletcher and Greg Cox launched a program Wednesday to help mitigate the use of high-polluting vehicles around the county.

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Supervisors Fletcher, Cox Launch Clean Air for All Grant Campaign, Announce

08/07/19

$28.5M to Fund elimination of high Polluting Vehicles, Equipment Upcoming Workshop for Businesses to Apply for Funds is set for August 27 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Statement: Electric School Buses Will Help Improve Air Quality

07/30/19

As San Diego’s representative on the California Air Resources Board, congratulations are in order to the three San Diego school districts who were awarded funding to purchase all-electric school buses from the California Energy Commission.

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Statement: CARB Board Member Nathan Fletcher Reacts to Clean Emission Deal with Automakers

07/25/19

“The agreement with four major automakers and California is a pivotal next step to ensure that all Americans are guaranteed the right to breathe clean air. I am proud to stand as a CARB Board Member in this fight against the Trump Administration and continue pushing policy to protect public health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

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Statement: Vote on Otay Ranch Village 14 Plan

06/26/19

I could not support the project due to concerns over fire danger and the environmental impact

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San Diego County Supervisors OK Air Pollution Standards Proposal

05/22/19

Excerpts from KPBS article: The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Wednesday took the first steps toward putting a plan in place to reduce toxic air pollution.

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Statement: Board Supports Supervisor Fletcher’s Policy to Reduce Pollutant Threshold of Air Pollution Control District

05/22/19

The Board’s vote to support policy that creates greater protection on pollution emissions for industrial sites demonstrates we are committed to improving air quality in San Diego County

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Supervisor Fletcher Introduces Policy to Tackle Cancer-causing Toxic Pollution

05/21/19

Approximately 75% of Californians live in communities with greater protection than San Diego

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County to vote Wednesday on pursuing regulatory process to lower toxic air pollutants threshold

05/20/19

Excerpts from San Diego Union-Tribune article written by Charles Clark : The proposal, put forward by Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, calls on the Air Pollution Control District to closer evaluate and lower the toxic air pollutant threshold, which is required under state law and set by individual Air Pollution Control Districts related to the connection between air pollutants and cancer risk.

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Sup. Fletcher Receives 37-0 Senate Confirmation for Air Resources Board Appointment

05/16/19

The full California State Senate confirmed San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher’s appointment to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) with a vote of 37-0 this morning.

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State Funds Paying For More Air Pollution Monitoring In San Diego

05/10/19

Excerpts from KPBS article: San Diego County officials are getting a much more robust pollution tracking system, thanks to a new state grant.

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Supervisors Fletcher & Cox Unveiled New Air Quality Monitoring Program

05/10/19

Innovative Air Quality Vehicle and Stationary Monitors First Step in Battling Air Pollution

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Supervisor Fletcher Receives Unanimous Support of Senate Rules Committee

05/01/19

The Senate Rules Committee for the State of California this afternoon unanimously approved County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher’s appointment to the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

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San Diego Ranks 6th Among Most Polluted Cities in U.S.

04/24/19

Excerpts from San Diego Union-Tribune article written by Lauryn Schroeder: Greater San Diego has the sixth worst ozone pollution in the country for the fifth year in a row, a report released Wednesday by the American Lung Association says.

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Statement: Board Supports Supervisor Fletcher’s Electric Vehicle Roadmap Proposal

04/10/19

It’s time to chart a new course for increasing the County’s use of electric vehicles and expanding the accessibility of charging stations

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Supervisor Fletcher Proposes Electric Vehicle Roadmap for County of San Diego

04/09/19

County Board of Supervisors to Vote Wednesday, April 10 at 9 a.m.

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San Diego County leading the way on clean air

04/08/19

Supervisor Fletcher Drives Electric Vehicle Interview w/ CBS 8

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County to Develop Community Choice Energy Program

02/26/19

Supervisors Jacob, Fletcher secure board backing to look at ratepayer alternative to SDG&E

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Statement: Community Choice Energy Passed by Board of Supervisors

02/26/19

San Diego County today took a significant step toward a more sustainable future.

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Q&A: Supervisor Nathan Fletcher explains why San Diegans need to drive less

02/24/19

Excerpts from San Diego Union-Tribune article: Newly sworn-in San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher has quickly positioned himself to be a major player on one of the state’s most contentious issues — how much people drive.

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County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher: Region Needs to Move in One Direction on Climate Change

02/21/19

Supervisor to attend first California Air Resources Board (CARB) meeting today

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Statement: Response to Air Pollution Control District Legislation

02/08/19

I have long advocated for this type of approach to diversifying the composition and strengthening the impact of our regional air quality efforts. Our goal is simple -- ensuring we have clean air for our families.

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Supervisor Fletcher Backs Jacob’s Call for Action on Community Choice Aggregation for County

02/06/19

County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher (D-San Diego) supports County Supervisor Dianne Jacob’s call for the Board to move forward with Community Choice Aggregation (CCA)

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Gavin Newsom Appoints Nathan Fletcher to Air Resources Board

01/28/19

Excerpts from Times of San Diego article: Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday nominated San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher to serve on the California Air Resources Board.

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Supervisor Fletcher Appointed to California Air Resources Board by Gov. Newsom

01/28/19

Today, County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher (D-San Diego) was nominated for appointment to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) by California Governor Gavin Newsom.

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Statement: Decision to Appeal superior Court Ruling on Climate Action Plan

01/09/19

Climate change is real and I take seriously our responsibly to meet or even exceed our climate goals.

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