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 2014-04-20 01:53:15 -0700
signed via 2014-04-11 15:43:09 -0700
Help us protect and improve public health, air quality, and mother nature.
signed 2014-04-04 13:08:45 -0700
signed 2014-04-03 14:31:42 -0700
signed 2014-03-27 23:17:31 -0700
This action is feasible, and essential to our survival. It will not be easy, but delay will only make it harder.
signed 2014-03-23 21:40:13 -0700
signed 2014-03-21 12:01:52 -0700
I salute the BAAQMD for their exemplary leadership and commitment to the public good. You are leading America’s prosperity in the coming climate crisis.
signed 2014-03-15 14:55:56 -0700
signed via 2014-03-12 03:23:06 -0700
We need to do all we can to save our wonderful planet.
signed 2014-03-04 16:48:13 -0800
signed 2014-02-03 11:02:41 -0800
signed 2014-01-28 15:06:32 -0800
signed 2014-01-27 14:49:06 -0800
signed 2014-01-13 23:21:03 -0800
signed 2014-01-11 13:13:16 -0800
posted about this on Facebook 2014-01-10 17:08:47 -0800
I signed a petition to the Air District to reduce Bay Area carbon emissions to safe, sustainable levels
signed 2014-01-10 17:07:46 -0800
signed 2014-01-09 21:52:27 -0800
We’ve got to replace fossil-fuel-burning vehicles with plug-in electric vehicles powered by solar panels if we want to begin to clean up Bay Area air.
signed 2014-01-09 09:21:22 -0800
signed 2013-12-30 17:25:39 -0800
22 spare the air days to date 12/29/13. Pretty soon we will all need O2 masks to live here.What a sad state of affairs and who is accountable?
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