Remember Proposition 16? Well, It’s Baaaack! PG&E has put some lipstick on their piggie and brought it back as a bill called AB 2145. The name has changed, but not the idea: To undo the Community Choice clean energy process though political trickery.
In 2010, we defeated PG&E at the polls, so this time they’re trying an end-run in the state legislature. AB 2145 is a supposedly “pro-labor” measure that should more properly be labeled the “Monopoly Protection Act of 2014.” It will effectively destroy Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), the mechanism that allowed the creation of Marin Clean Energy. Right now, communities all aver the state, including our neighbor, Sonoma County, are gearing up to launch their own CCAs, and AB 2145 would kill them in their tracks.
Sustainable San Rafael and Sustainable Marin both strongly reject Assembly Bill 2145,
NEWS FLASH: On May 29, the Assembly passed AB 2145. The battle now moves to the State Senate.
The best place to stop it will be the Senate Commerce committee, which will be holding its public hearing on June 23. So visit the the “No On 2145″ website now, gather up your talking points and follow their leads on who to contact and how. We can and must stop this bill!
Our parent organization, Sustainable Marin sent this letter to the committee chair during the battle in the Assembly. It contains key talking points you may want to use in your communication.