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The Cap & Trade Scam
September 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A public forum on “The Cap and Trade Scam: What the Hell Just Happened? Where Do We Go from Here?” will take a close, critical look at AB 398, the controversial extension of California’s carbon pollution trading program. In two fateful weeks in July, Governor Jerry Brown managed to ram this bill through the mostly Democratic legislature—a bill that faithfully mirrors the oil industry’s wish list and now touted as a shining example of bipartisanship and enlightened climate policy.
Oil industry experts and activists in the climate and environmental justice movements will explain what cap and trade has (not) accomplished, what the new law will do, and how it passed so quickly. And we’ll talk about future strategies for stopping the fossil fuel industry from poisoning our communities, increasing climate catastrophe, and corrupting our politics.
Co-presented by 350 Bay Area & the Sunflower Alliance.
Roger Lin, Center for Race, Poverty, and the Environment
Danny Cullenward, Stanford School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences
Amy Vanderwarker, California Environmental Justice Alliance
RL Miller, Chair, California Democratic Party Environmental Caucus
Janet Stromberg, 350 Bay Area
Parin Shah, Asian Pacific Environmental Network
LaDonna Williams, Vallejo organizer fighting Phillips 66 Marine Terminal expansion
Representative from California Nurses Association
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