Thurs 12/17: Carbon neutrality by 2045? CA has to move faster!

WE NEED TO GET ON THIS NOW!: The CA Air Resources Board (CARB) is at work on the next state regulation for cars and light trucks and has stated that it will attempt to complete the Advanced Clean Cars II Rule by the end of 2021.

  • NEWSOM NEEDS TO PUSH HARDER!: Gov. Newsom needs to move up his target for 100% zero-emission vehicle sales to meet crucial state climate goals, according to a new report by the Center for Biological Diversity. (Read full discussion from Center for Biological Diversity here)
  • 2030 IS COMING UP FAST: For California to meet its goal of carbon neutrality by 2045, all new cars sold in the state must have zero emissions by 2030 – five years earlier than Gov. Newsom’s target.
  • 20 YEAR LAG PERIOD: Because gas-powered cars can stay on the road for 20 years or more, every year without a zero-emission sales requirement means a substantial addition to total emissions. The report found that putting the requirement in place in 2030 versus 2035 would prevent enough climate pollution to keep 140,000 football fields’ worth of Arctic summer sea ice from vanishing.
  • WHY AREN’T WE LEADING ON THIS!!!: EarthjusticeGov. Newsom would simply be keeping pace with the other leaders around the world who take climate and air pollution seriously.

In a letter signed by 80 groups (including us, we’re #43 on the list) we urged Governor Newsom to direct the CA Air Resources Board to update its deadlines based on the science.

Email Gov. Newsom! It’s time for ALL OF US to tell him to do the right thing.

Minimal script: Governor, 80 groups have asked you, based on science, to speed up our clean car mandate to meet state climate goals and the communities most harmed by fossils fuel pollution shouldn’t have to wait an extra five years to breathe clean air. I urge you to direct the CA Air Resources Board (CARB) to:

  1. Require 100% zero-emission vehicle sales by 2030 and a minimum 7% decrease in emissions each year from petroleum cars in the meantime.
  2. Create good jobs and ensure low-income communities of color benefit equitably from the transition.
  3. Start new clean car standards as soon as possible, no later than model year 2024.

#CleanCarsNow #ZEV2030 #ClimateEmergency

Contact:
Governor Gavin Newsomemail(916) 445-2841 https://govapps.gov.ca.gov/gov40mail/

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  • Target Handles: @GavinNewsom @CAGovernor @AirResources
  • Organization Handles:  @CBD_Climate @RightToZeroCA @CBECal
  • Main hashtags: #CleanCarsNow #ZEV2030 #ClimateEmergency

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Today 80 groups urge @CAGovernor to accelerate his target for 100% zero-emission vehicle sales to 2030. 
@GavinNewsom, allowing new, dirty gas cars to be sold for 15 more years won’t cut it. We need faster action. #ClimateEmergency #CleanCarsNow 
Read: http://biodiv.us/3r38sAi
NEW REPORT shows California must speed up its clean car mandate to meet state climate goals. #CleanCarsNow #ZEV2030 READ 👉 https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/programs/climate_law_institute/pdfs/All-Electric-Drive-California-zero-emissions-vehicles-report.pdf  WATCH 👇👇https://biodiv.us/2WjYWKW
California’s next clean car rules can’t ignore climate pollution from new gas cars. @CAGovernor, 80 groups urge you to: 1⃣ Reduce tailpipe pollution by 7% each yr2⃣ Mandate 100% zero-emission vehicle sales by 20303⃣ Promote equity & good EV jobs Read: http://biodiv.us/3r38sAi
.@CAGovernor, we need faster climate action & #CleanCarsNow. That’s why 80 groups are urging you to: 1⃣ Mandate 100% zero-emission vehicle sales by 20302⃣ Decrease tailpipe pollution by 7% each year3⃣ Promote equity & good EV jobs Read: http://biodiv.us/3r38sAi
The communities most harmed by fossil fuel pollution should benefit most in the transition to 100% clean vehicles.
@CAGovernor, new clean car rules must increase access to electric vehicles & good jobs for low-income communities of color. #CleanCarsNow #ZEV2030
The transition to 100% clean vehicles is a big opportunity to create more family-supporting jobs in California.
@CAGovernor, seize this chance & make sure new jobs in EV manufacturing & charging installation are good union jobs. #CleanCarsNow #ZEV2030
“Requiring all cars to have zero-emissions by 2030 may sound bold, but California would not be the first.” -Paul Cort w/@Earthjustice
It’s time for California to get in the driver seat and lead. #CleanCarsNow
Read: http://biodiv.us/3r38sAi
“Frontline communities that have disproportionately endured the harms of Big Oil for decades deserve the first benefits of clean mobility and good-paying green jobs that this transition can bring.” -@BahramFazeli w/@CBECal
Read: http://biodiv.us/3r38sAi
“The move to zero-emission vehicles has to get in the fast lane. Moving too slow on clean cars has real consequences for rising temperatures, fire risk, and people’s health.” – Dr. John Fleming w/@CenterForBioDiv
WATCH 👇👇https://biodiv.us/2WjYWKW
Other countries like the UK and Sweden have already required a transition to 100% zero-emission vehicle sales by 2030. @CAGovernor, why is California behind? It’s time for California to be a real climate leader. Science and justice demand it. #ClimateEmergency #CleanCarsNow

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We need faster climate action in California & #CleanCarsNow. That’s why 80 organizations are urging Governor Newsom to: 1⃣ Mandate 100% zero-emission vehicle sales by 20302⃣ Decrease tailpipe pollution by 7% each year3⃣ Promote equity & good EV jobs
DOWNLOADToday we joined climate, health, environmental justice, faith, and community groups across California urging Governor Newsom to accelerate his target for 100% zero-emission vehicle sales to 2030.
This transition is a BIG opportunity to create more family-supporting jobs in California. #CleanCarsNow #ZEV2030

NEW REPORT shows California must speed up its clean car mandate to meet state climate goals. #CleanCarsNow #ZEV2030 WATCH 👇👇https://biodiv.us/2WjYWKW

Resources

(CBD) ALL-ELECTRIC DRIVE: How California’s Climate Success Depends on Aero-Emission Vehicles.

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