Global warming is real, it's happening now, and most importantly it can
be solved. As the world's 12th largest source of global warming
pollution, California can make a world of a difference by cutting pollution
today. Last year, Gov. Schwarzenegger promised to take action on this
issue. Now we need him to follow through.
Please take a moment to ask the governor to back his promise with
action by setting a statewide cap that will reduce global warming pollution.
Then ask all your friends and family to do the same by forwarding this
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Global warming is one of California's greatest and most urgent
environmental problems. From diminished snowpack in the Sierra Nevada to rising
sea levels, the threats of global warming are cause for immediate
action. Given California's contribution to this problem -- we are the 12th
largest source of global warming pollution in the world -- immediate
action at the state level will have a significant impact on this global
The pathway to stopping global warming is straight forward: cut the
amount of global warming pollution emitted by automobiles, power plants,
and the other major sources in half. In fact, according to the
California Environmental Protection Agency, California can reasonably cut
pollution by 25 percent by 2020 and 75 percent by 2050. These are the
reduction levels scientists believe are needed to stop global warming.
Given California's size and political clout, the state can provide
leadership on an issue that has very few champions at the federal level.
We've done it before. In fact, most recently, we passed the Million Solar
Roofs Initiative, taking a solid step toward making California the
world leader in solar power. California also passed the nation's first ever
law cleaning up cars and trucks in an effort to reduce global warming
pollution. Ten other states have now followed suit.
A number of California's top decision makers have begun speaking out in
favor of addressing global warming. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has
promised to stop global warming and leaders in California's state
legislature have stepped forward to put the governor's laudable global
warming goals into law, essentially giving the governor's plan teeth. This
bill, the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32),
co-authored by Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez and Asm. Fran Pavley, would cut
global warming pollution by 25 percent by 2020 from the state's biggest
polluters like power plants, refineries and large manufacturers.
Please take a moment to ask the governor to set a statewide cap that
will reduce global warming pollution. Then ask all your friends and
family to do the same by forwarding this e-mail to them.
To take action follow this link or paste it into your web browser:
Environment California Legislative Director
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