The volunteers with Fossil Free California are working diligently to strengthen Sen. de Leon’s coal divestment bill as well as continuing to engage in dialogue with leadership at CalPERS and STRS.
Momentum - Paul Gilding, former Greenpeace International CEO and energy efficiency businessperson, just posted a piece on his blog “The Year the Dam of Denial Breaks – Ready for the Flood?” http://paulgilding.com/category/cockatoo-chronicles/ . Last Friday 350 people, instead of the 165 planned for, attended the diverse panel on fees on carbon hosted by the Citizens Climate Lobby. Today, the state senate took testimony on climate adaptation planning and the room was filled. Illinois and Washington states have proposals in their legislatures and on their ballots for pricing carbon emissions.
Let’s take heart in this momentum. We know there will be troughs as well. But I am placing my trust that the swell is growing.