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Bill Seeks Solar Rooftops To Improve Community Health

The California Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce is considering legislation (AB 1990) that would promote the installation of solar rooftops in neighborhoods with high unemployment rates and those that "bear a disproportionate burden from air pollution, disease and other impacts from the generation of electricity from the burning of fossil fuels," according to the bill. Assembly member Paul Fong (D-Mountain View) -- who authored the bill -- said it would create jobs and help establish "cleaner, safer and healthier neighborhoods."

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