Bay Climate Action Plan Petition

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?

Petition

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.

 

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signed 2014-07-18 15:08:21 -0700
posted about this on Facebook 2014-07-01 05:52:49 -0700
I signed a petition to the Air District to reduce Bay Area carbon emissions to safe, sustainable levels
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This is a wonderful thing to do. We’ve all got to pitch in and do our part.
signed 2014-05-16 11:49:23 -0700
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This is essential for the health of all living creatures
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Love your children? Help the planet.
posted about this on Facebook 2014-05-16 09:42:31 -0700
I signed a petition to the Air District to reduce Bay Area carbon emissions to safe, sustainable levels
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@sianmarged tweeted link to this page. 2014-05-13 09:29:07 -0700
I signed a petition to the Air District to reduce Bay Area carbon emissions to safe, sustainable levels http://www.350bayarea.org/bay_climate_action_plan_petition?recruiter_id=9928
posted about this on Facebook 2014-05-13 09:29:07 -0700
I signed a petition to the Air District to reduce Bay Area carbon emissions to safe, sustainable levels
signed 2014-05-13 09:28:38 -0700
It is the Bay Area’s Air Quality Management District Board’s responsibility to ensure that the Bay Area does all it can to address the urgent need to drastically curb greenhouse gas emissions. The Board should protect the air quality and not be beholden to the fossil fuel industry. This is the time for STRONG LEADERSHIP. The Board members need to take a stand by refusing any more fossil fuel permits in the area and adopt more solar, wind, water projects. The solutions to reducing GHG emissions are here thesolutionsproject.org. The last people to stand in the way of such a wonderful opportunity to meet the National Research Council’s goal should not be the BAAQMD’s board members.
signed 2014-05-10 07:21:33 -0700
I’ll believe this when you tell me how you’re going to break PG&E’s monopoly on San Francisco’s energy market.
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