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BAAQMD Climate Strategy
Raising the Climate Flag
One Bay Area Plan Report
BayCAP team meeting.
- Updates and strategy planning for Air District engagement
- Plan March 30th Raising the Climate Flag Party
- New focus on regional transportation: Background report on Plan Bay Area
New people welcome.test
|Benicia residents and business owners, along with concerned citizens of neighboring communities, have been following with growing alarm the proposal of Benicia’s Valero Refinery to import dangerous North American crude by rail.
A group of Benicia residents have formed an opposition group, Benicians for a Safe and Healthy Community, to give voice to serious concerns and questions as the City considers Valero’s proposal.
CALL TO ACTION:
This meeting is open to the public. Residents, business owners, City officials and the press are all welcome. Participants will see a brief video presentation and hear from a panel of local and Bay Area experts. Breakout groups are planned for questions and answers as well as opportunity for participants to organize and plan ahead. Come out & support the effort!
For a detailed background on Valero’s proposal 2012-present, see the Benicia Independent
Also see the City of Benicia Website
Facebook: Stop Crude By Rail
350 Bay Area in conjunction with Californians Against Fracking, 350.org and a host of other organizations announces a
Statewide Mobilization for a March and Rally in Sacramento to STOP FRACKING IN CALIFORNIA!
What: Don’t Frack California
Where: The North Capitol Lawn, Sacramento, CA
When: Saturday, March 15th, 2014 1pm
People are coming from all over the State to meet on the North Capitol lawn. We will hear from speakers, including Darrell Hanna for about 45 minutes and then march to the Governor's Mansion and back for a closing ceremony. Our plan is to make it loud and clear to Governor Brown and his administration that Californians want an end to fracking in our state. We’ll be hearing from voices from all over the state who are witnessing fracking in their own communities and organizing against it. Our goal, is to show the overwhelming number of Californians who will take the long trek to Sacramento to make it clear that climate leader’s don’t frack.
We’ll have some more information on our program as we get closer to the event.
Buses are available throughout the state. Check for the bus nearest you.
Sign up for buses here! Seats $20/ scholarships available.
How you can help:
We need folks to help organize and coordinate buses from all over the state. If you’re interested in becoming a bus captain email our Bus Coordinator, Tia at email@example.com
1st mandated GHG reduction measure since adoption of BayCAP Resolution
Joint Action with Metropolitan Transportation Commission
The Air District Board will vote on proposed Regulation 14 Rule 1 Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program requiring employers to offer one of four commute benefit options to employees. GHG emissions will be reduced as fewer people drive alone to work.
The Rule will apply to businesses that employ 50 or more people in the Bay Area for 30 hours a week or more. 10,000 Bay Area employers have 50 or more employees. This accounts for 60% of regional employment.
Transportation accounts for 38% of regional GHG emissions. 53% of transportation emissions result from commuting. 68% of commute emissions result from single occupant driving.
Estimated GHG emission reductions from the Rule as proposed are 12,714 Megatons in 2015, growing to 47,957 Megatons annually by 3035.
The State Legislature specifically authorized Bay Area agencies to enact this program. If successful, other regional Air and Transportation agencies will no doubt enact similar programs.
This rule is a great start that can be strengthened to include more employees in the future.
Page 10 of the Staff Report states that the cities of Berkeley and Richmond have commuter benefits programs that apply to employers with 10 or more employees nationwide. The City of San Francisco and SFO have programs that apply to employers with 20 or more employees nationwide. All four programs have been in place since 2009.Read the full Staff Report.
We need to support this groundbreaking action. Come if you can to show the Air District Board you support this!test
Air District staff Climate Strategy Update
BayCAP Climate Action Proposals Presented
350 Bay Area and allies attended the Air District Climate Strategy Workshop in February and met with Air District staff to discuss regional climate strategy earlier this month. Staff will update the Air District's Climate Protection Committee on their climate strategy work plan. 350 Bay Area will be there to inform Committee members what we believe needs to be in the plan
BAAQMD Climate Protection Committee
[From the Air District's website] It is the function of the Climate Protection Committee to consider and recommend to the Air District Board of Directors policies and positions of the Air District relating to climate protection activities and funding. The Climate Protection Committee will keep itself informed on actions and proposed actions by local, regional, state, federal, and international agencies and organizations relating to climate protection.
Let's put the political in Earth Day! Join us in a march for Climate Justice and the Earth on April 19. Starting from Justin Herman Plaza and ending at the UN Plaza, a rally with speakers will follow at 1pm.
Get active, let people and organizations know (see the docs below), endorse (orgs and individuals) and volunteer. You can list your demands for Earth Day (what you see needs to happen). For more information contact John Anderson (see below).
Climate Conference 2014: Dirty Energy / Clean Solutions
Stanford Professor Mark Jacobson on the Late Show with David Letterman
This first ever general grassroots Climate Conference with leading scientists and activists will tackle climate topics, technical and political in the Bay Area and beyond. Early Bird tickets will be available soon.
Friday: The Conference will start with a special speaking engagement Friday night may 9th, featuring Stanford Professor Mark Jacobson, who has a science-based plan to get to 100% renewable energy by 2050.
Saturday: A full Saturday conference schedule is being prepared, covering current topics in the climate movement, including:
- Fossil Fuel Infrastucture expansions (Oil By rail, Coal exports)
- Strategy Sessions on how to counter
Sunday: Various trainings and break-out sessions
Save the dates! More information and ticket pricing to come. Venue is subject to change, based on attendance.