current actions we recommend
At this point — it’s still early in the California Legislature’s session — 350 Sonoma’s legislative action group, working closely with 350 Bay Area’s legislative committee, is focusing on two high priority bills: SB 100 and AB 1745.
How great would it be if at some not too distant time in the future, all of California’s electricity came from wind, solar, or other renewable energy source? SB 100 would do just that — mandating the end to dirty coal and oil electricity generation by 2045. But right now SB100 is stuck in the California Assembly. Please email your legislator and tell him/her that you support this important bill! (Don’t know who your assembly member is? Check here.)
AB 1745 is another critical piece of legislation that would go a long way in moving California to a clean energy future. If passed, AB 1745 would require all new model-year 2040 and later passenger vehicles in California be zero-emissions vehicles. Right now the bill is in the California Assembly’s Transportation Committee. Whether or not it gets moved out of the committee will probably be decided in mid April. Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (Assembly District 4) is on the Transportation Committee. If you live in AD 4, please email, tweet, or write Assemblymember Curry today and urge her to vote to move the bill out of committee!
- Snail mail: State Capitol, P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0004
- Telephone: (State Capitol Office) (916) 319-2004
- Fax: (State Capitol Office) (916) 319-2104
- Twitter Handle: @AsmAguiarCurry
Here’s a sample letter or email:
Dear Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry,
I live in name of town and am asking you to help speed California on its way to a low-carbon future by voting to move AB 1745, the Clean Cars 2040 Act, out of the Transportation Committee. California has been making good progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but we won’t be able to meet our goals unless we transition to zero emission vehicles as soon as possible. Thank you for your support!
#ActOnSB100 Mon., Jan. 8
Tweet your California Assembly Member on Mon., Jan. 8 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Ask your Assembly Member to support #SB100 — SB 100 will ensure that 100% of California’s retail electricity is generated from renewable sources by 2045. Sample tweet: “I’m from (city), and I want a zero-emission electricity grid that will create clean air, good jobs, and a safe climate. Please support #SB100. Assembly Members: @JimWoodAD2 @MarcLevine @AsmAguiarCurry @AssemblyDems @CASenateDems
We call on CalSTRS and CalPERS to divest by 2020 from all oil and gas companies, beginning with ExxonMobil, Chevron, and Shell. These companies have known for decades that their products increase the dangers of climate change, but they have not joined the international effort to minimize global warming. Since they refuse to modify their business plans or activities, and since their reserves are at risk of becoming worthless stranded assets, CalSTRS and CalPERS should refuse to own any of their shares.