Brake Pad Partnership

Award-Winning Legislation to Eliminate Copper in Automobile Brake Pads to Benefit Clean Water and Wildlife

Sustainable Conservation and its partners scored one of the major environmental triumphs of 2010 when Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 346 — powerful legislation that phases out copper from vehicle brake pads to make the state’s urban waterways safer for salmon and other species, save cities billions of dollars in potential environmental cleanup costs, and enable manufacturers to provide safe, reliable brakes for drivers. The legislation, and the process of developing it, shows that Californians can protect clean water and have a strong economy— and that when business, environmental and government stakeholders work together, our state legislature can approve meaningful environmental legislation.

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