Fire up Air District action on a regional Climate Action Plan
The Climate Action Resolution was passed. Now what?
The Air District Board adopted a 10-Point Climate Action Work Program proposed by Air District staff, but it's short on specifics.
We expect the Air District to develop a Regional Climate Action Plan to reduce GHGs to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050, with a level of effort at least equal to the Air District's 2005 Ozone Strategy and to its 2012 report "Understanding Particulate Matter: Protecting Public Health in the San Francisco Bay Area."
In fact, achieving the GHG emission reduction goal is a primary path to reducing particulate matter emissions (responsible for about 1,700 premature deaths per year in the Bay Area) since they are both largely caused by combustion.
The "Regional Climate Action Strategy" laid out in the Work Program appears to fall short of a true commitment to develop a plan to achieve all the emission reductions.
Show up July 17 at Climate Protection Committee meeting to press for faster, stronger action on GHGs in concert with action on particulate matter, for the sake of protecting both the climate and public health.
Save the Date - RSVP today - details to come.
Present your comments and/or support others prepared to speak. If you can't come, contact Committee members directly:
BAAQMD Climate Protection Committee Members
Supervisor - San Francisco
Councilperson - San Jose
Supervisor - Marin
Councilperson - Petaluma
Supervisor - Contra Costa
Supervisor - Alameda
Councilperson - Los Altos
Councilperson - Martinez
Supervisor - Sonoma
939 Ellis St
San Francisco, CA 94109
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