current actions we recommend
Santa Rosa is in the process of choosing a new waste management company – a process that hasn’t gone too smoothly. 350 Sonoma supports waste management candidates with strong track records of environmental integrity and fair labor practices. Join us in asking the Santa Rosa City Council to make those considerations a high priority: Click here to sign the petition and add your voice!
California’s current cap and trade program expires in 2020. SB 775 (Wieckowski), is the Senate leadership’s plan to strengthen and improve the program, and is supported by climate activists around the state. However, there’s a rumor that Governor Brown may be willing to compromise with the oil industry if the legislature can’t pass SB 775, and might release his own bill Thursday, July 6. In the meantime, we need to work to support a strong and fair program and SB 775 fits the bill. Assembly Member Cristina Garcia (AD58, Bell Gardens) is collecting signatures on a letter that clearly defines the elements of a good bill — and a good successor to the current cap and trade program.
Neither Assembly Member Jim Wood (District 2) nor Assembly Member Marc Levine (District 10) have signed onto Cristina Garcia’s letter. Please call them and ask them to sign onto the letter and to support SB 775. (Here’s a link of you’re not sure who your Assembly Member is.)
Jim Wood 916.319.2002
Marc Levine 916.319.2010
For the key excerpt from Cristina Garcia’s letter: read more…
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.