"Protecting the health of our environment is not just a duty, it's a commitment to safeguarding the future of our planet and the well-being of generations to come."

Improved Environmental Health

Dr. Akilah Weber believes that a healthy environment and public health go hand in hand. Dr. Weber understands that pollution, be it from industrial sources, vehicular emissions, or other environmental stressors, is a leading cause of serious health problems, ranging from debilitating respiratory conditions to life-threatening diseases like cancer. Her dedication is rooted in the belief that safeguarding the environment is not only an ethical imperative but also a practical necessity for the well-being of our community members.

What we have achieved so far:

In 2023, Akilah co-authored AB-953, known as the Coastal Resources Voluntary Vessel Speed Reduction and Sustainable Shipping Act, which introduces a voluntary vessel speed reduction and sustainable shipping program in California. This bill focuses on promoting environmentally friendly practices in ocean related activities along the coast. It encourages vessel operators to voluntarily reduce their speeds in designated areas, aiming to minimize the impact on coastal resources and marine life. Additionally, AB-953 establishes a sustainable shipping program, emphasizing responsible and eco-friendly shipping practices. 

In 2023, Akilah introduced AB 727, prohibiting the manufacture or sale of cleaning products containing PFAs (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances). The bill addressed a pressing public health concern. PFAs have been linked to numerous adverse health effects, including cancer, reproductive issues, and developmental disorders. By banning these harmful substances in cleaning products, AB 727 aimed to reduce exposure to toxic chemicals in everyday household items, promoting safer living environments for community members. This legislation would’ve not only prioritized the health and safety of individuals but also underscores a commitment to environmental stewardship by mitigating the release of harmful pollutants into the ecosystem.

In 2023, Akilah co-authored, AB 66, which prioritized research and action on coastal cliff landslides and erosion in San Diego County. By mandating the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (Scripps) at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) to conduct comprehensive research on this pressing issue, the bill aimed to enhance community safety and resilience. Understanding and mitigating coastal cliff landslides and erosion not only protect valuable coastal ecosystems but also safeguard infrastructure, homes, and public spaces along the coastline. 

Akilah co-authored an Assembly Concurrent Resolution, AJR 2, which stand as a crucial resolution that advocates for the protection of California’s citizens, wildlife, and natural resources in the face of the environmental threat posed by dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane (DDT) waste dumped near Santa Catalina Island. By urging the Congress of the United States and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) to take decisive action, the resolution seeked to prevent further harm and degradation to the region’s ecosystem. Mitigating the impact of DDT waste is paramount to safeguarding public health, preserving biodiversity, and maintaining the integrity of California’s marine environment. 

In 2023, Akilah also co-authored, AB 99, the Department of Transportation: state roads and highways bill which prioritized environmental sustainability and public health in roadside vegetation management. The bill mandated the Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to adopt a statewide policy of “integrated pest management” (IPM) for state roads and highways, ensuring a holistic and environmentally friendly approach to pest control. By integrating IPM strategies, which prioritize the use of natural predators, habitat manipulation, and targeted pesticide application, AB 99 promoted the reduction of harmful chemical pesticides along roadways. This initiative not only protects biodiversity and ecosystem health but also minimizes potential exposure to hazardous substances for nearby residents and wildlife. 

In 2023, Akilah co-authored AJR 12 which is a resolution that calls for urgent action to address the ongoing impacts of cross-border pollution in the Tijuana River Valley. It urges the United States Congress to support President Biden’s request for $310,000,000 in supplemental funding for the United States Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission. This funding is crucial for addressing the severe effects of pollution on public health, the environment, and the local economy. Additionally, the resolution calls on President Biden to declare a national emergency due to the ongoing impacts of pollution in the Tijuana River Valley. By advocating for financial support and national attention to this issue, AJR 12 aims to mitigate the harmful effects of pollution, protect public health, preserve the environment, and bolster the local economy in the affected region. 

In the State Senate Dr. Weber will fight to:

Reduce Pollution & Carbon Emissions

Polluters should be held accountable for the damage they cause and pay to remediate it. She supports strong environmental standards including in auto emissions, manufacturing, and power production.

Defend Open Spaces & Natural Resources

California’s open spaces and natural resources are a national treasure, and Dr. Weber is committed to protecting them. Overdevelopment is a major contributing factor to devastating wildfires, and our open spaces are critical resources for outdoor recreation and health.

Invest in Clean Energy & Prevent Wildfires

It is essential that we start transitioning from fossil fuels that are causing climate change. Renewable energy infrastructure will lead to less frequent and less dangerous wildfires, cleaner air, and a healthier environment for every Californian.



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