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clean energy

34 petitions

Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to Assemblymember Chris Holden, Assemblymember Jim Patterson, Assemblymember Autumn Burke, Assemblymember Phillip Chen, Assemblymember Jordan Cunningham, Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman, Assemblymember James Gallagher, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, Assemblymember Chad Mayes, Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi, Assemblymember Bill Quirk, Assemblymember Eloise Gomez Reyes, Assemblymember Miguel Santiago, CC: Californians for Energy Choice, Assemblymember Phil Ting

Sign To Stop Attack On Local Clean Energy In California SB 237 Committee Votes Next Month!

Sign to stop SB 237, a fossil fuel industry giveaway that will kill local clean energy in California!Next month the California Assembly Appropriations Committee will vote on a zombie bill (originally from 2015) that will remove all restrictions on the sale of polluting fossil fuel based 'Direct Access' electricity from large private energy corporations to big commercial customers.'Direct Access' means that big dirty energy corporations can sell polluting electricity directly to other corporations at dirt cheap prices, without supporting local community energy programs at all. This would put California's booming local clean energy movement out of business!SB 237 would decimate community based clean energy programs by stealing all large commercial customers away from them, undermine renewable mandates by favoring fossil fuel corporations, perpetuate fire dangers by entrenching dependence on dangerous long range transmission lines, and could trigger another California energy crisis by collapsing the state's clean energy market.

Californians for Energy Choice
152 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to California State House, California State Senate, California Governor, Ben Allen, Steven Bradford, Al Muratsuchi, Joe Buscaino, Dr. Clark Parker Sr., William Burke

Take Action to ban hydrofluoric acid in CA refineries - Please FWD

As a critical and time-sensitive public safety issue, we call on California lawmakers to vote in favor of AB 1645 and AQMD Board Members to adopt Rule 1410 to BAN and REPLACE MHF and HF alkylation at California refineries. We recommend a deadline of 2022 for elimination of MHF/HF alkylation, to be replaced with an alternative of the refinery’s choice. Commercially available options include sulfuric acid, ionic liquid, and solid acid catalyst. The industry is mounting massive lobbying and PR campaigns to thwart both efforts. Don’t listen to the industry’s misleading economic scare tactics. The community must rise up to show massive support for AB 1645 and Rule 1410. If we do, we can win this battle. We survived the Torrance refinery shut down; a MHF transition should be shorter and have less impact. After signing this petition visit TRAASouthBay.com to send letters of support to the SCAQMD board and CA legislators and sign up for TRAA’s twice-a-month newsletter to COORDINATE with us and follow the news. For a lawn sign, write to LawnSigns@TRAASouthBay.com. You can donate online at TRAASouthBay.com. “LIKE” Torrance Refinery Action Alliance on Facebook and like and share our posts. fb.me/BanMHF  Learn more on the website. TELL YOUR FRIENDS. Come to a TRAA meeting to work with your neighbors on this cause, the 1st and 3rd Monday each month (except holidays) 6:00-8:00 p.m. Sizzler 2880 Sepulveda Blvd, Torrance. Back room. Or email TRAASouthBay@gmail.org to offer help. ALERT: This affects residents in Torrance, Redondo Beach, Gardena, Carson, Lawndale, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Wilmington, L.A., Lomita, Rolling Hills, San Pedro, Palos Verdes Estates, West Rancho Dominguez, and Long Beach, California. BACKGROUND During the February 18, 2015 explosion at the Torrance refinery, a flying 80,000 lb. piece of equipment slammed down at 60 MPH just 5 ft. from a tank with 50,000 lb. of modified hydrofluoric acid (MHF). Federal safety officials say the surrounding communities "dodged a bullet.” The Chemical Safety Board says that accident could have been catastrophic.  One of the world’s most dangerous industrial chemicals, hydrofluoric acid (HF), is used in massive quantities in only two California refineries, Torrance and the Valero in Wilmington. The eight other CA refineries with alkylation units use a much safer alternative — sulfuric acid. HF refineries claim an additive mixed in with the HF makes it safe. But with only one or two additive molecules per hundred molecules of MHF, it’s too little to make a difference. “Modified” HF (MHF) is just as deadly as HF. If released, it forms a ground-hugging cloud that can drift for miles, causing death and injury. The refineries’ other mitigation measures, like water sprays and barriers, are also ineffective. Mass casualties can result from an MHF release — wind direction determines who dies.  The US EPA has conducted a preliminary investigation into MHF http://bit.ly/2poBJro. The AQMD has reviewed innumerable technical documents from the refineries. (Chart 5, http://bit.ly/2wBHeUh)   Both this preliminary EPA inspection report and the initial AQMD staff recommendations were that MHF risk is assumed identical to HF risk. The US Chemical Safety Board and Department of Justice have sued ExxonMobil to get proprietary information on MHF.  The 2015 accident could have created an HF plume large enough to cause 16 miles of serious irreversible injuries. Death would be possible within the first 8 miles. In 2015 the air was moving to the WSW so the plume would have headed out to sea. People would have died all the way to the Redondo Beach pier. Twenty three schools lie within the main debris field left by the explosion. Even if emergency systems kept 90% of the tank’s acid from escaping, the remaining 5,000 lb. acid plume would have been large enough to kill people nearly all the way to the beach. The EPA's, CSB’s, and AQMD’s MHF investigations are due to activism and scientific sleuthing by local residents, who joined forces in the Torrance Refinery Action Alliance (TRAA). Local scientists on our Advisory Panel discovered MHF is over 98% HF by molecule count and behaves exactly like HF at normal refinery operating temperatures and pressures. http://bit.ly/2p6dPCn The industry has been lying to us for 27 years. MHF is no safer than HF. Yet, industry is still lying.  It’s up to us, the residents. The South Bay must not accept the status of “sacrifice zone” to benefit PBF in Torrance and Valero in Wilmington, or to avoid a short one-time disruption during the transition. How much are more than a half-million Californians worth?  See our website to write to legislators and AQMD board members. TRAASouthBay.org  You can also call or fax! California Governor Jerry Brown Phone: (916) 445-2841 Fax: (916) 558-3160 email: https://govnews.ca.gov/gov39mail/index.php California State Senator Ben Allen  Capitol Office (916) 651-4026 District Office (310) 318-6994 email http://sd26.senate.ca.gov/contact/message California State Senator Steven Bradford  Capitol Office (916) 651-4035 District Office (310) 514-8573 email http://sd35.senate.ca.gov/contact California State Assembly Al Muratsuchi Capitol office (916) 319-2066 District Office (310) 375-0691 email: https://lcmspubcontact.lc.ca.gov/PublicLCMS/ContactPopup.php?district=AD66  

MODIFIED HYDROFLUORIC ACID RISK
9,506 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Jared Carpenter, Robert Stivers, Julie Adams, Ralph Alvarado, Joe Bowen, Tom Buford, Danny Carroll, Julian Carroll, Perry Clark, C.B. Embry, Rick Girdler, David Givens, Denise Harper Angel, Ernie Harris, Jimmy Higdon, Paul Hornback, Stan Humphries, Ray Jones, Alice Kerr, Christian McDaniel, Morgan McGarvey, Stephen Meredith, Gerald Neal, Dennis Parrett, Dorsey Ridley, Albert Robinson, John Schickel, Wil Schroder, Dan Seum, Brandon Smith, Damon Thayer, Reginald Thomas, Johnny Turner, Robin Webb, Stephen West, Whitney Westerfield, Mike Wilson, Max Wise

Save rooftop solar in Kentucky! Stop Kentucky House Bill 227

If Kentucky House Bill 227 passes: Homeowners and small businesses won't be able to afford to install rooftop solar systems. Kentucky's local solar installation businesses will be forced out of business. Solar installers will lose their jobs. Out-of-state monopoly utilities will corner the market on solar and increase their profits.  NOTE: Please include your city and state so your representative will know you are one of their constituents. Kentucky House Bill 227 will make rooftop solar economically unfeasible by cutting the net metering credit by 70%. The monopoly utility companies are trying to extend their monopolies to Kentuckian's rooftops by drastically weakening net metering. They have disregarded several studies that show that net metering benefits utilities and all their customers. They haven't presented any data to show that net metering is hurting them or other customers. Fair net metering rates should be determined by a thorough look at real data presented to the PSC. Instead the utilities are using out-of-state fossil fuel industry lobbyists to spread disinformation. These same lobbyists are calling Kentuckians with false claims about how HB 227 will result in more solar and offering to connect those people with their representative's office to say they support it. Kentucky is 48th in the nation for solar-friendly policies. The only  positive policy that we have is our net metering policy (which is already far more limited than other states). If HB 227 passes we will drop to last place.

Solar Kentucky
5,736 supporters
Started 7 months ago

Petition to Carlos Chacon, Mayor Carolyn Goodman

Save the Las Vegas Alternative Fuel Permit program

In the City of Las Vegas - there are 1000s of people who are dependent on the electric charging stations at City Hall Parking and surrounding areas. People commute everyday from all over to work who depend on these chargers to get home. This year, I bought an electric car as a project to start a car sharing program EVLV - that is dedicated to getting Electric Vehicles in the hands of those who cannot afford to buy one - but would benefit from access.  The Alternative Fuel program helps its users so much with costs of owning an electric vehicle with incentives like "Free Parking" at all the meters around the city, Free Charging for users at city hall (24 hr access). This has helped tremendously because I know that even though I made the decision to invest money in Electric upfront - the possibilities of the long term benefits are endless. The city supplements this program by charging the users a small fee of $20 a year to maintain the program in accordance with the easement agreement with NV energy. Recently the city has gone in a different direction - decided to partner with an alternative partner and small business to put independent solar charging stations around the city. While this is progressive and is positive - canceling the already in place Alternative Fuel program is a step backwards.  Please join me and the 1000s of users who depend on this program to commute to work and help impact the environment of Las Vegas and the world to help save this program and show that we NEED this program to survive. I am one voice - but with your signature we can keep moving forward and continue to making a stride to help the city and its users see the benefits of clean energy.  

Chad Wilson
58 supporters