Action – Take five minutes to help save our planet!
This week, six bills that will have a big impact on the Climate Crisis will come to a floor vote in the CA Senate or Assembly.
Join the call-in day TODAY by calling 760-891-CALI and press 3 to be connected to both your Senator and Assemblymember. It’s easy and will take no more than five minutes or use the Sacramento contacts of your people below.
Note: You won’t need to get into the details of each bill. Just stick to the short script!
Minimal Script for State Senator: Hello, I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Sen. [___] to know that I am very concerned about the extremely urgent climate crisis affecting our planet. I ask that [she/he] support SB 210 to reduce emissions from medium and heavy duty trucks. I also ask that he/she oppose SB 386 which would gut the progress on clean energy goals made by last year’s SB 100 and SB 772 which could result in a hydropower project that would harm Joshua Tree National Park. Thank you for relaying my requests to the Senator!
Script for Assemblymember: Hello, Hello, I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Assemblymember. [___] to know that I am very concerned about the extremely urgent climate crisis affecting our planet. I ask that [she/he] support AB 857 which would increase public banks and thereby increase investments in sustainable community projects, and AB 1046 which would increase zero emission vehicles by key target dates. I also ask that he/she oppose AB 56 which would take away the mandated authority of Community Choice Aggregation programs (CCAs.)
Thank you for fighting to save our planet!!
Update: There was some pretty snaky stuff going on at the BLM as they attempt to hand over a beautiful wilderness area to a Chilean copper mining giant with a lousy environmental record. (More links under “Reading” below) Along with other protesters, Indivisible Ventura emailed a letter demanding they reopen the site AND extend the deadline to make up for the lost time, which was copied to our senators, representative and Rep. Grijalva (D-AZ), head of the House Natural Resources Committee. We’ll be watching…
Action – Be Indivisible. Spend 10 minutes helping people stop this slow-motion environmental disaster-in-waiting.
Although a request is in to extend the comment period to 60 days, go ahead and post a public comment directly with the US. Forest service here, opposing the proposal to renew expired mineral leases on the Superior National Forest near the Boundary Waters by new deadline of Jan. 30th.
Tips on comments:
- Write your comment in another app, like Word or Notes, then copy it in. Reports back that the 1-hr. time limit to comment is wonky.
- The “NEXT” button to proceed with each step is on the far bottom right.
- Use your own words. The BLM counts all identical comments as a single comment.
- Example comments below.
Continue reading “Wed – 1/23: Update on the giveaway of pristine public land to a foreign copper mining company with a bad rep.! Site is up again and deadline extended to Jan. 30th!”
View of the toxic Berkeley Pit in 2017 in Butte, Montana. The former open pit copper mine is now part of the largest Superfund site in the United States. In the 1860s, the Butte area was known as the ‘Richest Hill on Earth’ due to the bonanza in copper and other metals. (Photo by Janie Osborne/Getty Images)
Action – Be Indivisible. Spend 10 minutes this MLK Day helping people stop this travesty.
- Note: the eplanning portal site is down. (Not essential?) Write out your comment on a separate file and get it ready to submit. Have emailed leadership personnel at BLM with request to extend comment period. Copied our senators and congresspeople.
Although a request is in to extend the comment period, go ahead and post a public comment directly with the US. Forest service here, (tip, the button to proceed with each step is on the bottom right) opposing the proposal to renew expired mineral leases on the Superior National Forest near the Boundary Waters by the original deadline of Jan. 22nd, or use the comment from this site. Example comments below.
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Continue reading “Mon- 1/21: Stop the giveaway of our public land to a foreign copper mining company! Deadline, Jan. 22 (Tuesday).”