WHEREAS the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) tells us that we have until 2030 to transform our economy and the way we live to avoid the most catastrophic and irreversible effects of the climate crisis, and in California, the transportation sector is the largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions; and
WHEREAS zero emission vehicles and services are an important and growing sector of California’s economy, an opportunity for quality jobs and tax revenue in our state; and
WHEREAS Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, along with pro-labor and pro-environment leaders in the Senate Democratic Caucus, have introduced the Clean Cars for America initiative that calls for no new internal combustion engines to be produced after 2030 and for 100% zero emission vehicles (ZEV) to be manufactured by union-represented labor forces;
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the San Diego County Democratic Central Committee supports the goal of exclusively 100% ZEV new vehicle sales in California by 2030 and urges the California Democratic Party to adopt this policy in its platform; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the San Diego County Democratic Central Committee encourages Governor Gavin Newsom, the state legislature, and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to use all available means to adopt the goal of exclusively 100% ZEV new vehicle sales in California by 2030.
Adopted by the San Diego County Democratic Central Committee on April 20, 2021