WEEKLY ACTION ITEMS
ACTION 2: Make phone calls and send texts to protect the ACA.
We must keep the pressure up by calling swing Republicans and sympathetic voters in their districts who can directly lobby their representatives. New phone banks just announced!
Monday, July 17
Home of Elyse Foster, Mill Valley
RSVP to Elyse for address.
Wednesday, July 19
Home of Carol Korenbrot, Tiburon
RSVP to Carol for address.
Please continue to check MVCAN's Facebook page for updates about new phone banks as they are scheduled.
ACTION 3: FROM MVCAN's ECO WARRIORS:The Cap-and-Trade bill, AB 398, is out this morning, and it’s our worst nightmare. It has Big Oil's influence throughout and has to be stopped. The bill is replete with offsets, allowances, and tax breaks, and would prevent local Air Districts from regulating GHGs!
We must join our environmental justice allies in making sure that no cap-and-trade extension “preempts” Air Districts (yes, our own BAAQMD) and the Air Resources Board from exercising their authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. AB 398 currently proposes to leave all greenhouse gas regulation to an intentionally weak market mechanism. It’s obviously a counter-move to the almost-successful four-year effort to get BAAQMD to cap local refinery emissions. Regional air districts are the lead agencies for controlling stationary source pollution, and the only organizations with the decades of experience and resources to successfully monitor and regulate the local and global pollutants that are released together from refinery smokestacks.
It can be voted on as early as Thursday at 4 pm on the Senate floor!
Senator Mike McGuire phone: (916) 651-4002
Assemblyman Mark Levine Phone: (916) 319-2010
(These are quick calls. The staff is just taking a count - pro or con)
AND JUST IN from the Eco Warriors:
MILL VALLEY VOTES TO GO DEEP GREEN THIS MONDAY, JULY 17TH!! JOIN US for this historic vote!
This is one of the moments our team has been working toward! Please join us this coming Monday, 7/17 at 6:30 p.m., Mill Valley City Hall, 26 Corte Madera Ave., to show our support for Deep Green.
NOTE THAT WE NEED AS LARGE A SHOWING AS POSSIBLE to encourage Mill Valley to opt up to 100% renewable energy. One designated person will be speaking for our team during the public comment session and they will be asking for those in favor of Deep Green to please stand up, so the more people who stand, the better.
- See the MV City Council Agenda here (DG is item #7).
- Read the Report on 100% Renewable Energy Options that the Council will be reviewing here.