From: Scott Hauge
Sent: Friday, September 29, 2006 7:20 AM
To: Small Business California
As you all know by now the Governor has signed AB 32. I attended the signing ceremony in SF but more importantly Small Business California played a major role in getting this passed and was I believe the first statewide generic business association to support this. This is the first time in history that small business has played a role in influencing the outcome of a major energy/global warming issue.
Small Business California also contacted the Governors office to try and get small business into the Governors comments at the signing. As a result the Governor said:
"AB 32 as a matter of fact,is good for business,not only large and well established businesses,but also small businesses that will harness their entrepreneurial spirit to help us achieve our climate goals. In fact, we will create a whole new industry to pump up our economy,a clean tech industry that creates jobs,sparks new cutting edge technology and will be a model for the rest of the nation and the rest of the world"
Thank you Governor. It is now important that small business keep engaged and be at the table when implementation decisions are made.