Senate Bill (SB) 350 and SB 32, key pieces of the Governor's climate agenda, come before the Assembly Natural Resources Committee on July 13th.
SB 350 sets three targets for 2030 that will cut greenhouse gas emissions: source 50% of utility power from renewables, significantly increase building energy efficiency, and reduce petroleum use by 50%.
SB 32 sets an overarching greenhouse gas emission reduction target of 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050, building on AB 32 (2006) which set targets for greenhouse gas emissions reduction by 2020.
- Email and/or call committee members Friday July 10 or Monday by noon before the hearing.
- Attend the hearing in Sacramento to speak on the record, or show support for those who do.
- Keep California in the forefront of climate action in the United States and the world. Please vote yes on SB 32 and SB 350 this Monday.
- Burning fossil fuels is one of the overwhelming causes of climate disruption. Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Air Resources Board has stated that we must stop burning fossil fuels altogether if we are to avert climate catastrophe. Natural gas is a fossil fuel, just like petroleum gasoline. The inclusion of natural gas as a "non-petroleum" fuel would undermine California's climate program.
- Natural gas doesn't belong in SB 350. Electrification is a far more effective solution for both climate and public health goals. Please reject the inclusion of natural gas as an option for reducing petroleum, then vote yes on SB 350.
Contact All Democratic Natural Resources Committee Members' staff Friday July 10 or Monday by noon
Das Williams, Chair - Santa Barbara, Ventura
Contact Ms Erin Baum 916 319-2037 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cristina Garcia – Cerritos, Downey
Contact Ms Mandi Strella 916 319-2058 email@example.com
Kevin McCarty – Sacramento area
Contact Mr Alex Harold 916 319-2007 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Stone – Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Monterey
Contact Mr Craig Scholer 916 319-2029 email@example.com
Jim Wood – Santa Rosa north to the border along coast
Contact Ms Voleck Taing 916 319-2002 firstname.lastname@example.org
Anthony Rendon – North of Long Beach area
Contact Ms Allegra Roth 916 319-2063) email@example.com
Before the hearing, it's important that the Committee members hear from us in favor of keeping SB 32 and SB 350 strong and effective, and stopping a bad amendment to SB 350 that would include natural gas vehicles as an option for reducing petroleum use. Electrification is a far more effective solution for both climate and public health goals.