2021 LEGISLATIVE Actions

our Legislative Work in 2021

350 Bay Area Action’s all-volunteer Legislative Committee has hard work to do this year for stronger state legislation in Sacramento, including:

  • A just transition away from ALL fossil fuels and to clean energy
  • Zero emissions transportation and decarbonized (electric) bldgs
  • A strong foundation of climate justice in state climate policies, and more

The state legislative session started in January and will end in Sept, and 350BAA will work hard to support these issues. Bills that are important this year are listed below.

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350 Bay Area Action Legislative Committee: working for progressive climate legislation in California

The Legislative Committee of 350 Bay Area Action works on state climate, clean energy, and climate justice legislation through public education and advocacy at the district level and in Sacramento. We study, track, and recommend positions, direct outreach to legislators at their Sacramento or local offices, testify at committee hearings, and work with other environmental, social justice, and progressive groups to promote strong climate legislation.

KEY CLIMATE BILLS

[SB = Senate bill / AB = Assembly bill, click on bill to get more info]

Clean Energy

SB 99 - Implements a grant program for local governments | FOR

SB 99 – Implements a grant program for local governments to develop community energy resilience plans.

See SB99
SB 533 - Requires utilities to improve their wildfire fire mitigation plans including supporting microgrids

SB 533 – Requires utulities to improve their wildfire fire mitigation plans including supporting microgrids

See SB533
AB 525 - 10 GW of Offshore wind by 2040 | FOR

AB 525 – 10 GW of Offshore wind by 2040, interim goal of 3 GW by 2030, plan by 2022

See AB525

ELIMINATE FOSSIL FUELS

SB 27 - CARB establishes carbon sequestration goals | FOR

SB 27 – CARB establishes carbon sequestration goals (includes natural & working lands, and direct air capture) by July 2022; OPR has registry of projects seeing state funds for carbon sequestration.

See SB27
SB 47 and AB896 - Aims to increase the cap on allowed expenditure of the Oil, Gas, and Geothermal | FOR

SB 47 – Aims to increase the cap on allowed expenditure of the Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Administrative Fund for the purposes of plugging and abandoning oil and gas wells or other gas-related sites that pose danger to life, health, water quality, wildlife, or natural resources

See SB47 See AB896
AB 284 - Sets goals for carbon sequestration from natural working lands

AB 284 – Sets goals for carbon sequestration from natural working lands

See AB284
AB 1346 - Reduce fast growing emissions from off road engines (leafblowers, lawnmowers, chainsaws, etc)

AB 1346 – Reduce fast growing emissions from off road engines (leafblowers, lawnmowers, chainsaws, etc)

See AB1346

TRANSPORTATION/LAND USE

SB 372 - Implements a purchasing assistance program for EV trucks | FOR

SB 372 – Implements a purchasing assistance program for EV trucks, with a focus on EJ communities.

See SB372
AB 455 - Requires the establishment of a transit-only lane along the Bay Bridge corridor | FOR

AB 455 – Requires the establishment of a transit-only lane along the Bay Bridge corridor.

See AB455
AB 1147 - Requires regional transportation planning organizations to plan for active transportation; reduce vehicle miles driven

AB 1147 – Requires regional transportation planning organizations to plan for active transportation; reduce vehicle miles driven

See AB1147

Thank You!

Your voice and actions really matter.

Together we can make a big impact this coming year and create the change we need—eliminate fossil fuel production and use in California!