BAAQMD Climate Protection Committee Meeting 3/19

baaqmdlogosq128px.jpg Tell BAAQMD Climate Committee members the Bay Area needs to lead on GHG reduction.
  • Transition from fossil fuels to advanced, efficient design and clean heat and power
  • Reduce GHGs from Refineries
  • Reduce emissions via air permits
  • Fast track clean energy installation

Air District staff are STILL moving at a glacial pace in implementing the BAAQMD Board Resolution to reduce Bay Area GHG emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050.

The timeline for the Clean Air Plan has slipped from 2013, to 2014, to 2015, to 2016.

We don't need to wait for the Clean Air Plan. The Air District's 10-Point Climate Action Work Program states that they will Initiate Rule Development in addition to developing a long term climate action strategy.

We need to tell the Board what we want.

350 Bay Area/BayCAP proposals for BAAQMD 2015 rule development:

1.    Take concrete action starting this year to decarbonize the Bay Area though aggressive rulemaking.

2.    Cap and reduce refinery GHG emissions this year.

3.    Include strong GHG limits in permit rules this year.

4.    Starting this year, use permits and the environmental review process to aggressively move toward 100% renewable electric generation.

Present your comments and/or support others prepared to speak. RSVP to get help on talking points.

If you can't come, contact Committee members directly:

BAAQMD Climate Protection Committee Members

Chair

John Avalos
Email
Supervisor - San Francisco

Vice Chair

Jan Pepper
Email
Mayor - Los Altos

Members

Teresa Barrett
Email
Councilperson - Petaluma

Cindy Chavez
Email
Supervisor - Santa Clara

John Gioia
Email
Supervisor - Contra Costa

Scott Haggerty
Email
Supervisor - Alameda

Katie Rice
Email
Supervisor - Marin

Mark Ross
Email
Councilperson - Martinez

Shirlee Zane
Email
Supervisor - Sonoma

WHEN
March 19, 2015 at 9:30am - 11am
WHERE
Bay Area Air Quality Management District
939 Ellis St
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
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