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Result: Thanks to the hundreds of supporters who wrote letters, signed petitions, or spoke at today's hearing, Community Choice Energy will get the funding it needs to help move Santa Barbara County to a clean energy future.
Result: In February, a record amount of 130 community members for the City Council hearing on the Bicycle Master Plan, and in August, the Master Plan was approved thanks to community support.
Result: Over 130,000 signatures, 270+ of those were CEC followers, were presented to the CPUC in the largest number of public comment ever recorded by them.
Result: Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 350 into law, which requires California to generate 50% of its electricity sources renewably by 2030.
Result: 130 people took action and showed their support for clean energy.
Original Alert:The Cuyama Solar Project proposes to convert 327 acres of previously disturbed, over-drafted farmland in the Cuyama Valley into a solar facility that will generate enough power for 16,000 California homes and avoid the emissions of 30,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually. Show your support by testifying before the Planning Committee.
Result: 62 people took action and showed their support for clean energy.
Original Alert:The California Senate Energy Committee was considering Assembly Bill (AB) 2145. The proposed legislation thwarts California’s environmental goals, infringes upon local government decision-making, and will effectively destroy the future of Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) in the state of California.
Result: 195 people took action and spoke out against AB 2145. The bill is currently in committee. We will update this as new information becomes available.
On Wednesday, September 25, the County Planning Commission will consider the Santa Maria Energy Project. The developers want to use a greenhouse gas intensive method called cyclic steaming to heat and extract oil. This is one of the largest greenhouse gas producing projects proposed for our region and is precedent setting, with other similar projects waiting in the wings.
Result: 240 people took action
On Tuesday, November 12th, the County Board of Supervisors will consider our appeal of the Santa Maria Energy Project. CEC along with EDC and others appealed the Planning Commission’s approval of the project, as it only required a 29% mitigation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Result: 159 people took action
Teamsters Union Local 186, which represents MTD drivers, mechanics, and utility workers, has concerns about the impact of California’s Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA) on bargaining rights. This has created a situation that may cause MTD to lose federal funding and would lead to a severe reduction in transit service in our area. Ask the DOL not to cut our service.
Result: 183 people took action
On Thursday, October 18, the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG) will be voting on a regional transportation plan. They can decide to force our county to sprawl into open spaces and farmland – or they can concentrate future growth in transit-oriented, infill developments in existing cities that will reduce traffic and congestion. Please help them make the right choice.
Result: 63 people took action
On Tuesday, September 18, the Santa Barbara City Council will consider adopting a draft Climate Action Plan. While CEC supports the City’s efforts, we do not feel the plan goes far enough. Please support CEC's recommendations to the City to strengthen the plan.
Result: 76 people took action
The City of Santa Barbara's General Plan Update is coming back to the City Council, Tuesday, July 26. Key decisions relating to energy, climate change and the environment will occur tomorrow, and the impacts will be felt for decades. Please help us encourage the Council to empower future generations with appropriate tools and resources.