SACRAMENTO, Calif. – “With all due respect for the work the Governor has achieved in our race to save humanity from these calamities — it’s not enough. Only he has the power with the stroke of a pen to take bolder action that would achieve the goals EOPA California has outlined,” the group said in a statement.
The group cites the United Nations 2022 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report that warns that nations simply are not doing enough to protect their people from the effects of climate change.
October 26, 2022
“It is our duty to do everything within our power to provide safe transportation to school so students can focus on their education. As the 3rd largest school district in America, we can set the standard for a cleaner transportation future with more efficient buses that will protect the health of students and reduce harmful emissions that advance the climate crisis. We have had enough wake-up calls. Our students need us to act,” said Karly Pulido, M.Eng, LEED GA, Sustainability Officer, Miami Dade County Public Schools.
Presently, most of the nation’s nearly half a million school buses run on diesel, producing extremely harmful emissions that children are forced to breathe while waiting to board their ride to and from school. Even worse, the diesel pollution that leaks inside the bus can be 5 to10 times higher than outside the bus. Yet fewer than one percent of the nation’s school buses are powered by electricity. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way.
Momentum is building to get offshore wind farms developed along the California coast in the waters off San Luis Obispo and Humboldt Counties. One estimate from the National Renewable Laboratory said offshore wind in the U.S. could someday provide double the current generation of the country’s entire electric grid.
Morro Bay Mayor John Headding spoke at the press conference and reiterated his support for offshore wind as a way to produce renewable energy and stimulate the economy. But he also said the federal process for getting this done has not been easy. Read Full Article Here
OpEd: Debbie Sariñana
November 12, 2021
The climate crisis drives conflict and instability. As an Air Force veteran, I don’t want to see any more deployments, that result from wars born from climate change events. Instead, the world needs to wage the war on climate change.
U.S. Secretary Jennifer Granholm spoke on how imperative it is to cut carbon pollution by deploying more clean energy capacity. Specifically, we need to move from coal, and all fossil fuels to clean energy. While the coal industry is on the way out worldwide, we need to move five times faster to meet the IPCC goal. Read Full Article Here
Opinion: Alex Cornell du Houx – November 7, 2021
The climate crisis is a national security threat, which the Department of Defense and other national security experts have also recognized. Recently, over 100 lawmakers who are veterans and frontline leaders attended a White House summit on the climate crisis, urging for a National Climate Plan and Emergency Declaration Order to address the climate emergency.
From Maine’s forests to coasts, climate change is harming our state. Northern Maine is in the middle of a drought, which this past summer was tough on industries across the state. If we fail to act on climate, our state’s iconic lobster industry will be devastated due to rapid warming in the Gulf of Maine. Meanwhile, coastal cities like Portland will only continue to experience increasingly frequent and severe flooding, harming families and businesses.
Story By Mario A. Rodrígruez, November 6, 2021
Durante la COP 26, Murdock trabajó en proyectos de ley para limitar el uso de plásticos de un solo uso y proteger a los habitantes de Carolina del Norte de las emisiones de gases contaminantes que dañan la atmósfera. Lea el artículo completo aquí
During COP 26, Murdock worked on bills to limit the use of single-use plastics and protect the inhabitants of North Carolina from emissions of polluting gases that damage the atmosphere. Read Full Article Here
Story By State Rep. Greta Neubauer, October 10, 2021
Every family in Wisconsin deserves to be able to trust the water coming from their pipes and have access to the digital economy. That is why Building Back Better replaces 100% of lead pipes in our community and expands high-speed internet to 100% of the state. President Biden is fighting so that everyone has the opportunity for academic and economic success, no matter where they live.
Oct 10, 2021, The Journal Times
Story By Ramona du Houx, September 14, 2021
On September 14th over 137 lawmakers, some who are also veterans, attended an Elected Officials to Protect America (EOPA) White House Summit on the climate crisis supporting urgent climate solutions and a Presidential Climate Emergency Declaration. Such a declaration would be the most immediate way forward.
October 5, 2022
While the Biden administration has jump-started offshore wind development, infusing coastal states and the industry with confidence, their goal of 30 gigawatts of offshore wind capacity by 2030 will easily be met with current offshore wind projects in development. A larger federal goal needs to be established.
Offshore wind has the potential to provide more than 2,000 gigawatts (GW) of electric energy in the United States — two times the present generation of the entire U.S. electric grid, according to a National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimate. The sheer size of the resource illustrates the critical contribution that offshore wind can make toward an energy system powered by 100 percent renewable energy.