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|Caltrans is seeking public input on the draft California Transportation Plan 2040 (CTP 2040) that identifies future multimodal mobility transportation needs and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.|
Bring your ideas and prepare to engage.
The California Transportation Plan (CTP) is a statewide, long-range transportation plan that will guide transportation decisions and investments in the 21st Century. The CTP provides a policy framework for meeting statewide transportation needs. It defines goals, policies, and strategies to achieve our collective vision for California's transportation future. The plan envisions a sustainable system that improves mobility and enhances our quality of life. Key to this vision is considering "the 3 E's" - a prosperous economy, quality environments, and social equity - in all transportation decisions.
Achieving the vision will take considerable effort. All transportation providers and system users are encouraged to be partners in helping to make the CTP a reality. Communities must plan and use their land wisely, transportation providers must manage the system efficiently, and users must choose services carefully.
The current focus is to review and update the CTP for a 2040 planning horizon by incorporating elements of previous plans and integrating new recommendations. Ongoing community outreach through an interactive website as well as workshops and focus groups throughout the State will be important elements of the plan's development. By collaborating with us, the public can influence the content of the final plan and, ultimately, decisions about investing transportation dollars.
To offer your input on the California Transportation Plan, and to download the fact sheet with the who, what, when, why, and how, please go to www.californiatransportationplan2040.org.
|Information and dialog session on refinery safety|
Participating and planning organizations include local, state, and federal agencies; labor and contractor organizations; refineries; academia; and community and environmental groups.
- Community Warning Systems
- Transportation of Petroleum by Rail and Other Means
More safety forums are being planned on related topics in Northern California and other areas of the state where refineries are located. The Interagency Refinery Task Force is charged with safety for refinery workers and local communities to prevent incidents, and prepare for and effectively respond to emergencies. Following a fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond in August 2012, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. directed CalEPA to create the Interagency Refinery Task Force that includes ten state agencies, U.S. EPA, and local agencies from areas of the state that contain refineries.test
|How will rooftop solar be integrated into utility systems?|
The California Public Utilities Commission(CPUC) is in the process of developing the "successor tariff" which will replace the current net metering program when it expires in July 2017. The state's investor-owned utilities are fighting to weaken the program, and the process is an opportunity to demand fair compensation to encourage further growth of rooftop solar.
The CPUC is holding a workshop to get input on the public spreadsheet tool that will be used to assess options for the new form of net metering. Attend the workshop to give comments, or observe and support those who do.
The tool will be posted online in the coming days. See the CPUC website for more information.test
The 350 East Bay Stop Fracking committee's regular meetings in the future will be on the first Friday of each month, starting in May. Everyone is welcome.test
We are working with colleges, universities, public pension funds, cities, counties, and faith-based organizations. We ask that they immediately freeze any new investment in fossil-fuel companies and divest completely within five years.
To be buzzed in, follow the prompts on the box (or phone Robert Silvey, 510.684.9645).
We will begin with the latest news on Fossil Free California, including the work to strengthen Senator Kevin de León's proposed coal divestment bill. The meeting will also include updates on campus, city/county, and faith group campaigns—and possible new projects—followed by breakout working groups. New members are welcome to join us.test
||Support Alameda County's proposed ban on fracking|
The Alameda County Planning Commission is holding a hearing on a proposed fracking ban. It is important for the public to be there every step of the way. Please join us to speak during public comment or to support those who are speaking.test
|Advocate for accelerated transition to clean energy|
350 Bay Area's 100% Clean Renewable Energy campaign is focused on accelerating the transition to clean energy in California, through advancing state legislation and regulations that promote clean energy, and supporting the expansion of community choice energy. The campaign's regular meetings are the first Monday of each month. The campaign works with 350 groups and other partner organizations around the state.
A conference call line will be available for those outside the Bay Area. The last half-hour of the meeting(9:00-9:30pm) will be a check-in for 350 Bay Area groups.test
Do our part to stabilize the earth's climate and bring healthy air to all. Transform the Bay Area's energy infrastructure to get off fossil fuels.
1. Persuade BAAQMD Board to support our Proposal
2. Organize public comments for 4/20/2015 Stationary Source Committee meeting
- Refinery rules
- Net metering
- Clean energy
- Woodsmoke rule
Conference call line will be available. To be buzzed in, follow the prompts on the box (or phone Janet Stromberg, 510.517.1245).test
|Keep showing up. Advocate for enforceable refinery limits and emission reductions.|
The two new proposed refinery rules will be discussed. Let your voice be heard:
- Should GHGs (greenhouse gases) be exempt
- Should refineries get exemptions for greater throughput
- Should the air district keep issuing permits for millions of dollars of new fossil fuel infrastructure