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Kevin de León, Operation Sierra Storm Keynote Speaker

Thursday, January 12, 2017, 8:00 - 10:30 am, Harveys Lake Tahoe Convention Center, Operation Sierra Storm, Tahoe Meteorologist Conference Keynote Speaker: Kevin de León, California Senate Pro Tem

Keynote address at 20th annual Operation Sierra Storm at 9:00 a.m. Presentation to cover California's role as an international leader in carbon emission reductions; the possible impacts of a new POTUS on policy, environmental initiatives and funding.

Richard Somerville, distinguished professor emeritus at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, will speak at 8:00 a.m.

The conference host, the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, invites the public to attend the free presentation.

RSVPs encouraged - http://bit.ly/OSSKeynote

 

The first Latino elected President pro-Tempore of the California State Senate in more than 130 years, Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) is setting a bold agenda to give every kid a fair shot at a higher education and to combat climate change while building a new, low-carbon economy with opportunities for all Californians.

As co-chair of Proposition 39 – the California Clean Energy Jobs Act — de León convinced voters to close a corporate tax loophole to generate billions of dollars and fund more than 40,000 California jobs that improve energy efficiency and expand clean energy generation in schools.

Last year, de León’s Democratic caucus introduced legislation to strengthen California’s climate leadership by pursuing standards that will reduce petroleum use by 50 percent, set a 50 percent renewable energy standard for the state’s utilities, and increase building energy efficiency by 50 percent, all by 2030. He also introduced a bill requiring the state’s public employee pension funds to divest from coal, by 2050, and increase the state’s overall climate pollution reduction target to 80 percent below 1990 levels.

Operation Sierra Storm is a leading national weather conference Jan. 10-13, 2017. OSS is a cutting-edge meteorological forum and seminar for network television meteorologists from around the country featuring leading scientists and experts discussing newsworthy topics and trends.

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