Building Industry Association of Southern California opposes Governor Newsom’s proposed climate goals for 2030 and 2045

IRVINE, Calif., August 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Construction Industry Association of Southern California (BIASC) officially announced its opposition to California Governor Gavin Newsom proposed climate targets for 2030 and 2045.

“The new set of climate goals recently announced by Governor Newsom poses a significant threat to the homebuilding industry and the collective effort to help the tens of thousands of people who want to buy homes in California“, said the CEO of BIASC Jeff Montejano. “While the homebuilding industry supports reasonable and realistic laws to protect our environment, new climate goals are both unrealistic and unachievable.”

If approved, the new set of climate goals would amount to adding a minimum of $50,000 at the price of each house in California. Additionally, opponents of NIMBY (Not In My Backyard) will use the new mandates to delay, deny or block desperately needed housing projects. It will also prevent local municipalities from meeting their state-required RHNA housing goals, including the state’s overall goal of 2.5 million new homes during the next eight-year RHNA cycle.

California environmental quality law requires that state greenhouse gas emission goals, policies, and plans apply to projects. Although proposed as lofty stretch goals for housing, these mandates become immediate from 2023.

Due to the extremely negative effect that the proposed climate targets will have on the effort to end California housing crisis, BIASC urges Governor Newsom to withdraw his current proposal and work with the homebuilding industry to develop aggressive but achievable environmental standards for new developments and housing.

About the construction industry Southern California

The Building Industry Association of Southern California (BIASC) is the voice of the region’s building industry, with four chapters offering localized services to building professionals from Ventura at the southern tip of Orange County. Throughout its 99-year history, the association has served its builders and associate members by anticipating, protecting and promoting their common interests through its many programs, services, councils and committees. For more information on the Building Industry Association of Southern Californiavisit https://biasc.org/.

SOURCE Building Industry Association Southern CaliforniaInc.

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