Air District Climate Protection Cmte 5/21

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  • Transition from fossil fuels to advanced, efficient design and clean heat and power
  • Reduce GHGs from Refineries
  • Reduce GHG emissions via air permits
  • Fast track clean energy installation

The Air District's Climate Protection program began in 2005. In all that time, Bay Area greenhouse gas emissions have continued to rise, and the Air District has not adopted any rules to reduce GHGs from stationary sources, which are responsible for 60% of regional GHG emissions.

Three actions we want Climate Protection Committee Members to take at their meeting this Thursday, May 21:

  1. Refinery Rules - Tell staff you want enforceable caps on all air pollutants, including GHGs.
  2. Wood Smoke Rule - Tell staff:
    • Focus on GHG emission reductions,
    • Restrict subsidies for converting homes with no alternative to wood burning devices for space heat to 100% clean energy alternatives,
    • Don't exempt any wood burning devices on Winter Spare the Air Days. EPA certified wood stoves and pellet stoves are both very toxic, and
    • Enforce the Wood Smoke Rule to protect public health and the climate.
  3. Tell staff you want the Permit Rules amended to:
    • Remove the GHG exclusion,
    • Cap emissions, and
    • Begin GHG emission reductions.

All of us, including the Air District Board, need to find the courage to act beyond our comfort zones.

Help us bring these points home at the Air District's next Climate Protection Committee meeting May 21.

CAN'T ATTEND THE MEETING? Send this letter now to the Chair, Vice Chair and any Committee Members from your county. Contact info below:

Climate Protection Committee
Contact information
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Chair

Vice Chair

 
John Avalos
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Supervisor, San Francisco
Jan Pepper
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Mayor, Los Altos
 


Members

   
Teresa Barrett
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Councilperson, Petaluma
David J. Canepa
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Councilperson, Daly City
John Gioia
Email
Supervisor, Contra Costa County
Scott Haggerty
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Supervisor, Alameda County
Katie Rice
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Supervisor, Marin County
Mark Ross
Email
Councilperson, Martinez

Shirlee Zane
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Supervisor, Sonoma County

   
WHEN
May 21, 2015 at 9:30am - 11:30am
WHERE
Bay Area Air Quality Management District
939 Ellis St
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
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