Support H.R.6274!

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H.R.6274 The $7500 Federal Tax Credit for purchasing an EV begins to be phased out once a manufacturer delivers its 200,000th electric vehicle. Tesla has now hit that limit and GM is expected to hit that limit either this fiscal quarter or the next. Representative Peter Welch (D-VT) has introduced a bill to the House Ways and Means Committee that would remove that 200,000 car cap and is proposing a calendar-based the phase-out. You can read the proposed bill here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/6274

Contact your legislators and ask for their support:

State Senator Jerry Hill
California State Senate
Phone: (650) 212-3313 (San Mateo office)

Assemblymember Evan Low (District 28)
California State Assembly
Phone: (408) 446-2810 (Cupertino office)

Assemblymember Marc Berman (District 24)
California State Assembly
Phone: (650) 691-2121 (Los Altos office)

Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (District 22)
California State Assembly
Phone: (650) 349-2200 (San Mateo office)

Commit to Being Diesel Free by 2033!

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The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is launching an exciting effort to reduce diesel emissions in our communities. Diesel Free by ‘33 aims to reduce and eventually eliminate diesel emissions. Through this effort we will facilitate a dialogue amongst local governments to share ideas and identify innovative solutions to reduce diesel emissions in our cities and counties throughout California and beyond. Let's showcase our collective leadership to protect public health, the climate and our planet for generations to come.

Please ask your local elected officials to sign the pledge today! Dieselfree33.baaqmd.gov 

Support Climate Bills in the California State Legislature

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SB 49: Safeguard California Environmental Protections This bill would "ensure continued protections for the environment, natural resources, and public health" in the state of California even if federal laws in those subdivisions are weakened or eliminated.

SB 100: California Renewables Portfolio Standard Program: emissions of greenhouse gases
Join Acterra in supporting SB100 to accelerate the transition to the use of clean energy in our state. 

SB 1477: Low-emissions buildings and sources of heat energy The commission shall develop a statewide market development initiative to advance the state’s market for low-emission space and water heating equipment for new and existing residential and nonresidential buildings. Incentives will be based on the projected reduction in GHG.

SB 834: State lands: leasing: oil and gas and AB 1775: leasing: oil and gas In response to the Trump administration’s plans to allow more offshore oil drilling, these companion bills would prohibit any further offshore oil drilling within California’s three-mile underwater coastal zone. It would also ban any pipelines or other means of conveying oil through this coastal zone onto the shore of California.

AB 3232: Zero-emissions buildings and sources of heat energy This bill requires that the Energy Commission assess the state’s opportunities for reducing emissions from buildings by at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030, with a focus on strategies to reduce emissions from space heating and water heating.

AB 1884: Food facilities: single-use plastic straws This bill would prohibit a food facility, where food may be consumed on the premises, from providing single-use plastic straws to consumers unless requested by the consumer. Half a billion plastic straws are thrown away every day. What a waste! 

H.R.6274 This bill seeks to extend the cutoff date for the tax credit awarded to people who purchase an electric vehicle.

Contact your legislators and ask for their support:

State Senator Jerry Hill
California State Senate
Phone: (650) 212-3313 (San Mateo office)

Assemblymember Evan Low (District 28)
California State Assembly
Phone: (408) 446-2810 (Cupertino office)

Assemblymember Marc Berman (District 24)
California State Assembly
Phone: (650) 691-2121 (Los Altos office)

Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (District 22)
California State Assembly
Phone: (650) 349-2200 (San Mateo office)

Evaluate CAP2.0 Proposals

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Carbon Cost food labeling? Rooftop gardens? Banning plastic straws? Sunnyvale residents and community members have contributed over 100 proposals to incorporate into the City of Sunnyvale's new Climate Action Plan (CAP2.0). Now the next stage of the challenge begins: evaluation! Read the submissionsand click the "Evaluate This" button to help us rank the ideas based on some of the Evaluation Criteria. Community evaluations will be considered alongside reviews from the City of Sunnyvale, partners, local leaders and other community members. Submit your feedback by June 30th!