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Climate, Preservation, Human Composting Bills Die in California

Aug. 20, 2020, 11:03 PM

Several climate and conservation bills died Thursday in powerful fiscal committees in California, including those that would set land and conservation goals, focus on carbon emissions on natural and working lands, and fund resiliency grants.

Other bills setting limits on lead in certain plumbing parts, prohibiting non-flushable disinfectant wipes, and allowing human remains to be composted also died in Appropriations committees of both the state Senate and Assembly.

California this year faces a $54 billion deficit brought on by the coronavirus pandemic and a shortened legislative session due to health concerns, which caused lawmakers to pare down bills.

“I’m disappointed, ...