Global warming is already impacting California in devastating ways. In 2018, wildfires ravaged the state, with the deadliest wildfire in history, the Camp Fire, killing at least 85 people, and the largest wildfire ever recorded in the state, the Mendocino Complex, burning almost half a million acres. For nearly seven years, the state has been experiencing a drought, which has greatly impacted agriculture and water resources. At the same time, rising sea levels threaten coastal communities with flooding, erosion and mudslides.
Yesterday, the Washington, D.C. City Council voted unanimously to enact legislation requiring that all electricity sold to residents, businesses and federal government agencies be renewable by 2032. The bill also requires electric-powered public transportation and passenger vehicle fleets by 2045, and includes strong requirements for energy efficiency in new and existing buildings.
Today, nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic governors, and the mayor of Washington, D.C., announced details of an ambitious, visionary program aimed at capping carbon pollution from the transportation sector. Over the next year, the Transportation Climate Initiative (TCI) will design a regional, low-carbon transportation policy proposal using a cap-and-invest program or other pricing mechanism, and allow each jurisdiction to invest proceeds into low-carbon and more resilient transportation infrastructure.
Today, nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic governors, and the mayor of Washington, D.C., announced details of an ambitious, visionary program aimed at capping carbon pollution from the transportation sector.
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