Stop Fracking California! Support AB 1301!
I support AB 1301 which places a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in California. Fracking to extract dirty, heavy, high-sulfur crude oil that requires enormous amounts of energy to refine will create more greenhouse gases at a time when they MUST be greatly reduced. Fracking will exacerbate the state’s water shortages and contaminate groundwater and the air we breathe. Fracking can increase the risk of earthquakes. Fracking will not bring economic prosperity or energy security to our state. I want California to move forward to clean, renewable energy, not frack for dirty heavy crude oil. I call on the governor and state legislators to enact AB 1301.
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Join us on May 29th to Bike the Math from Dublin/Pleasanton BART (8am) to Chevron Headquarters in San Ramon. Let's tell Chevron to stop fueling climate chaos and become a renewable energy company!
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It’s simple math: if we burn more than 565 gigatons of carbon dioxide, the planet will heat up more than 3.5°F. Even this increase will have profound effects — anything more risks catastrophe for life on earth. Fossil fuel corporations already have more than five times this amount in their reserves. And they’re planning to burn it all and continue to look for more — unless we stop them.
CO2 + $$$ = Overheating Planet!
Pedal the Message to Chevron: Change Your Fossil-Foolish Ways!
Bike the Math
to Chevron’s Shareholders meeting
Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
Meet at Dublin/Pleasanton BART (last stop of line), 8am
bike 6 miles (1 hour leisurely ride on Iron Horse Trail) to Chevron Headquarters in San Ramon
Hikers: meet at BART at 7am
Join 350 Bay Area, Amazon Watch, Communities for a Better Environment, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, West County Toxics Coalition and other groups in support of shareholders willing to speak out against Chevron's irresponsible business practice that is destroying communities around the world and destabilizing the planet's ecosystem.
Are there people here who will join us to march on Chevron’s San Ramon headquarters for their shareholder meeting? We’re going to need you! - Bill McKibben, Do the Math TourWHENMay 29, 2013 at 8am· 55 rsvpsWHEREDublin/Pleasanton BART to Chevron Headquarters
6001 Bollinger Canyon Rd
San Ramon, CA 94583
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The Bay Area emits 100 million tons of greenhouse gasses (GHGs) per year. Scientists tell us that to avoid catastrophic warming we must cut GHG emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050 (down to 17.6 million tons in the Bay Area). California aims to reduce GHGs to 1990 levels by 2020. It's a start, but not nearly enough. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) has the power to regulate over 50% of all the GHG emissions in the Bay Area. The Air District needs to lead the way to bring those emissions down to safe, sustainable levels. If the progressive, environmentally aware Bay Area can't lead the way, who can?
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s Mission is “to protect and improve public health, air quality and the global climate.”
We petition the Air District to use its authority to:
- Declare that catastrophic climate disruption is an escalating emergency
- Act on its mission by adopting aggressive programs by July 2014 to reduce Bay Area greenhouse gas emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050*.
*This is the level that the National Research Council determined as a worldwide goal in order to keep global warming from exceeding 2 degrees Celsius.
Put global warming warning labels on gas pumps! The warning can include a link to the local Climate Action website. This is an awareness-raising action. Cigarettes have warning labels, why not gas pumps? Ask Bay Area City Councils to pass a City Ordinance to put warning labels on Bay Area gas pumps. For example:
To the Bay Area Local Governments:
We urge our city council to require warning labels on gas pumps to:
- Warn consumers that burning gasoline is causing global warming,
- Inform people that our city has a Climate Action Plan to reduce CO2 in general and gasoline use in particular.