I am writing on behalf of YesCleanCars.org, a coalition of California environmental organizations working for passage of the Clean Cars 2040 Act, AB 1745. This bill provides that new model-year 2040 and later passenger vehicles sold in California must be zero emissions vehicles. The Sierra Club, Earthjustice, Stand.Earth, Environment California, Center for Climate Protection, 350 Bay Area, 350 Silicon Valley, NextGen California, Brightline Defense, Plug In America and Fossil Free California are among its chief supporters.
This legislation will greatly reduce air pollution and carbon emissions from gas-powered cars. It will send a clear signal that the gasoline era is ending, thereby immediately disincentivizing coastal oil drilling. It will move billions of dollars from foreign oil to local electricity. The certain sunset date allows utilities, automakers, governments and businesses to prepare for a smooth, orderly, and economical transition.
We were wondering if your organization would be willing to sign a letter of support on behalf of AB 1745 and/or send information about the bill to your membership.
I look forward to your response.
We’re also planning a rally on the West lawn of the Capitol in Sacramento for April 4 at lunchtime, including speakers and entertainment including electric vehicle demos and Coltura’s Gas Trap performance piece. Save the date, and we’ll send more info shortly.