Dear Governor Newsom:

On behalf of the California Environmental Justice League, I write to respectfully request
your signature on Assembly Bill 1857. This measure is long overdue in repealing a
provision of law allowing local governments to receive recycling credit for the burning
or incineration of solid waste. It may have been appropriate in 1989 when the provision
was enacted, but since then, California has developed a robust recycling infrastructure to
facilitate waste disposal alternatives to burning, and our scientific awareness of the harm
that burning inflicts on our air quality has significantly increased.

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