California Ski Industry Association Works to Curb Global Warming
Finding ways to create carbon offsets
In addition to supporting measures promoted by the NSAA, the California Ski Industry Association has itself become a leader in finding a solution to the problem of climate change. In 2001 the CSIA was one of the first industry groups to endorse AB 1058, the legislation targeting emission controls on new vehicles, specifically SUVs, sold in California. Most recently, the CSIA was among the first industry representatives to publicly support California Assembly Bill 32 or the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. AB 32 requires that California reduce its statewide greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 emission levels by 2020, and provides market-based approaches to achieve this goal. In the absence of any federal measures to reduce polluting emissions, it has become imperative for states to take independent action. AB 32 was signed into law by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on September 27, 2006, making California the first state to mandate economy-wide emissions reductions. Delighted with the success of AB 32, the CSIA continues to support sound measures to defeat global warming.