From Climate Action SA:
City Council will vote on San Antonio’s draft climate action plan this Thursday, Oct. 17. We must flood the council chambers to make sure they hear that our communities need real climate action.
On the good side, the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) sets reduction targets in line with recent IPCC reports—promising to eliminate 41 percent of our climate pollution by 2030 and get to carbon-neutral by 2050.
While Climate Action SA has advocated for tougher goals than that, we won’t even reach these without getting a grip on our rogue utility, City-owned CPS Energy.
CPS Energy has vigorously fought off CAAP language that would have required the utility to work in partnership with the community on future energy decisions. Council must reinsert this language from the plan’s first version.
With CPS Energy executive leadership committed to burning coal into the 2060s, we simply can not trust them to guide our city into a clean-energy future.
It’s time to put the “public” back in City Public Service.
What: Council vote & rally for climate action
When: Thursday, Oct. 17 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: San Antonio City Council Chamber
Can’t attend on Thursday morning? Be sure to attend City Council’s Citizens Be Heard event 6pm Wednesday evening at Pre-K 4 SA and speak in support of strong climate action! You can sign up to speak on site between 4pm and 6pm. Or you can register with the city online starting the morning of the meeting.
We will be rallying for a utility that works with the community. Together, we can enact a climate plan that prioritizes the needs of our health and our community.