Climate Change

Climate Change


Sacramento Climate Coalition supported...

 The Sacramento League voted to sign the Sacramento Climate Coalition's emergency climate declaration.  A climate declaration has been passed by the Sacramento City Council and a second climate declaration is approved by the Sacramento Municipal Utilities District, Board of Directors.   Sacramento League representatives state: 

          • The scientific consensus indicates if the world does not achieve carbon neutrality by 2030, feedback loops in natural systems will be unleashed that humans cannot control and the consequences will be cataclysmic. Fast action is critical and that is why the League of Women Voters of Sacramento County is a member of the Sacramento Climate Coalition.
          • The League applauds and supports the Directors of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s Emergency Climate Declaration. This declaration is critical because it specifies the 2030 date to achieve carbon neutrality, and it places equal importance on addressing equity issues. Justice is empty without a livable world and an unjust world is not a livable world.
          • We urge you pass a strong climate declaration in this evening’s meeting so, your action says Sacramento can do its part to make climate justice happen before it's too late.      July 2020

LWV 2020 National Convention prioritizes climate action!

Motion 2020-119: I move to adopt the proposed LWVUS program for 2020-2022: Campaign for Making Democracy Work®: ensuring a free, fair and accessible electoral system for all eligible voters by focusing on Voting Rights, Improving Elections and advocacy for the National Popular Vote Compact, Campaign Finance/Money in Politics and Redistricting and to continue to work on urgent issues: Climate Change, the Equal Rights Amendment, Health Care, Gun Safety, and Immigration.

Motion #2020-122: I move that that the LWVUS calls for an immediate, wide-scale, mobilization by the United States, to restore, protect and fund an ecologically sustainable environment and climate, based on an interrelated approach that is environmentally sound, science based, just and equitable, dedicated to adequately addressing the scale and speed of the global climate change emergency. The motion PASSED on 1,091 yay, 21 nay votes

 (View additional motions passed.)

California League supports Environmental legislation

California legislation is on hold but maybe you are interested in League legislative efforts?

AB 1567 (Aguiar-Curry and Mathis) SUPPORT "Organic Waste: Scoping Plan" requires an integrated scoping plan for reducing emissions associated with forestry, agriculture and urban organic waste, providing better coordination across all sectors. Letter of Support 

AB 1941 (Gallagher) OPPOSE "California Renewables Portfolio Standard: hydroelectric and nuclear generation and suspension" would temporarily pause the state’s renewable power mandates to provide funds to harden the grid. Although hardening the grid to reduce the risk and impacts of wildfires is imperative, loosening standards to mitigate climate change would slow our progress toward zero carbon. Letter Opposing
SB 1052 (Hertzberg) SUPPORT "Water quality: municipal wastewater agencies" would authorize municipal wastewater agencies to enter into voluntary agreements to improve stormwater management and to treat stormwater as a local water resource. Letter of Support
SB 1323 (Skinner), SUPPORT "Carbon sequestration: state goals: natural and working lands: registry of projects" creates CO2 removal targets for natural and working lands as a step towards identifying the scope and scale of work needed to reach carbon neutrality. Letter of Support
For a complete list of climate-related bills go to LWVC Climate Change Legislation

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Important Local Documents

SUPPORT:  An Emergency Climate Change Declaration was passed by the City Council and a Declaration is being considered by the County Board of Supervisors.       **LWVSC (May 13, 2020) Board approved  to support City and County Declarations

Additional links 


Green Waste guidelines compared


California "Bottle Bill" improvements proposed