California is seeing more extreme heat, prolonged droughts and catastrophic wildfires. 2020 and 2021 were the worst wildfire years on record in California, burning nearly 7 million acres, taking lives, destroying property and ruining the air quality throughout the state.
Emissions from transportation still account for more than 40% of our state’s climate emissions. By some measures, we will miss our climate goals by 100 years because we haven’t been able to reduce air pollution from vehicles.
We need action now to fight and prevent wildfires and reduce air pollution from vehicles.
Of California counties monitoring particulate pollution received an F in air quality
Children in California have been diagnosed with asthma
Acres were consumed by wildfires in California between 2020 - 2021
Historic challenges demand bold solutions. That’s why Clean Air California is supporting a ballot initiative for November 2022 that provides sustained resources to fight and prevent wildfires and reduce air pollution from vehicles.
The Clean Cars and Clean Air Act provides an ongoing, long-term investment to:
Reduces Catastrophic Wildfires
The CCCA invests nearly $1 billion annually in the prevention and control of wildfires.
Develops Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
The initiative will expand access to electric vehicle chargers for every Californian, regardless of where they live or work. In the first year alone, over 500,000 apartments and houses will be equipped with EV chargers—enough to charge over 50% of EVs deployed to date.
Help Consumers and Organizations Afford Clean Vehicles
The initiative will jump-start the statewide transition to clean vehicles for individual consumers and organizations by making light-, medium- and heavy-duty EVs and ZEVS more affordable through rebates, grants, and financial assistance.