A Resolution Opposing Any Delays To The Full Implementation Of Ab32


Resolution 14-11.08


WHEREAS, the California Democratic Party platform promotes the development of environmentally sustainable energy sources and supports timely and ongoing implementation of AB 32, California's pioneering climate and clean energy law; and

WHEREAS, AB 32 not only has global environmental benefits, but also directly benefits lower-income and disproportionately impacted communities by reducing the amount of pollution emitted locally while generating hundreds of millions of dollars in proceeds to invest in clean energy, energy efficiency, clean transportation alternatives, and sustainable community development such as urban trees and transit-oriented affordable housing; and

WHEREAS, most of California largest emitters have been complying with AB 32 for several years, but the last phase of implementation - the application of the cap-and-trade program to gasoline and other fuels currently scheduled to commence on January 1, 2015 - is being heavily opposed by oil companies and their lobbyists;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the California Democratic Party opposes any efforts to obstruct, delay, or repeal the full implementation of AB 32, and affirms its support for placing gasoline and fuels under the cap and trade program;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the California Democratic Party will forward a copy of this resolution to the Governor and all Democratic members of the State Assembly and State Senate.

Sponsored by Dante Atkins (AD 50), RL Miller (AD 44), and the Democratic Club of the Conejo Valley



Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its November 2014 Executive Board Meeting
Marriot Mission Bay, San Diego
November 16, 2014





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