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Got state agency to increase use of renewable energy

Alex was elected to the Los Angeles City Council as a political outsider at the age of 26. He fought to close and limit the expansion of the landfills that had plagued his community for so long, to clean up local air and water and to face climate change by requiring the city's biggest polluter, the Department of Water and Power, to dramatically increase renewable energy.
Source: 2022 California Senate campaign website Alex-Padilla.com , Dec 23, 2020

2006: for solar power, modernizing electrical grid

In 2006, Alex was elected to the State Senate. He passed landmark legislation increasing renewable energy standards, expanding green manufacturing and solar power, developing clean fuels and modernizing the electrical grid.
Source: 2022 California Senate campaign website Alex-Padilla.com , Dec 23, 2020

Slow down fracking until scientific study is completed

Excerpts from Legislative Counsel's Digest:

Status: Passed House, 54-20-4; passed Senate 29-8-2; State Sen. Padilla voted YES;.signed by Gov.Brown, 9/20/2013

OnTheIssues Explanation:"Fracking" extracts more oil and gas from otherwise non-productive wells. Controversies includes that fracking causes earthquakes (hence the "scientific study"), and issues about disposal of the large volumes of potentially toxic liquids used. This bill slows the implementation of fracking.

Source: California legislative voting record for SB4 , Sep 11, 2013

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