Updated Alert: The County of Santa Barbara Planning Commission decided on March 27 that they need more information on the controversial ERG cyclic steaming oil project, continuing the item until May 29th. They directed staff to conduct research on many of the points CEC brought up, specifically around the carbon intensity of the proposed oil production and what a greenhouse gas offset plan would look like.
Original Alert: Oppose risky oil development in Santa Barbara County by signing a petition or speaking at the Santa Barbara County Planning Commision meeting on March 13.
Original Alert: Sign the petition to urge the Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District to transition to 100% electric buses by 2030. Setting this goal will lead to cleaner air, cut climate pollution, improve the health of our region’s residents, and increase jobs.
Result:Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District voted unanimously to set a goal of 100% all-electric buses by 2030, joining Los Angeles and seven other California Transit Agencies.
Original Alert: Call Assemblymember Monique Limón today to share your support for 100% carbon-free energy in California by 2045.
Result: The 78 calls made by CEC's followers contributed to the passage of SB 100, which requires California to move to 100% carbon-free energy by 2045. It will next need to pass the Senate, and be signed by Governor Jerry Brown.
Original Alert: Support Community Choice Energy for Santa Barbara by signing a petition or speaking at any of three hearings on July 17: Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, Goleta City Council, or Santa Barbara City Council.
Result: About 145 people signed a petition or came out to speak at the three hearings on July 17, 2018. Coupled with over a decade of encouragement from the Community Environmental Council and other advocates, the County of Santa Barbara and the Cities of Santa Barbara and Goleta each independently voted to move forward with launching a local Community Choice program.