Capitol Weekly Podcast: Dan Jacobson

Dan Jacobson, state director for Environment California. (Photo: Tim Foster)

Dan Jacobson, Environment California’s state director, sits down with Capitol Weekly’s John Howard and Tim Foster to chat about the “straw law,” which would curb the proliferation of single-use plastic straws. Those ubiquitous little tubes damage the environment by ending up in the ocean and clogging waterways, among other things.

Assemblymember Ian Calderon’s  AB 1884, which has passed both Senate and Assembly and is now awaiting concurrence before heading to the governor’s desk, would require sit-down restaurants in California to forgo automatically placing a straw in every drink, and instead only provide straws when requested by a customer.

Jacobson also chats on the podcast about other pending environmental legislation, including SB 100, which would mandate that all energy used in California come from renewable resources by 2045.

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