AB 32 Environmental Justice Advisory Committee
|Martha Dina Argüello
|Physicians for Social Responsibility – Los Angeles
|Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment
*resigned as of 2/1/2024
|Californians for Pesticide Reform
|Dr. Catherine Garoupa
Central Valley Air Quality Coalition
|Central California Asthma Collaborative
|John Harriel Jr.
|International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
|Valley Improvement Projects
|California Environmental Justice Coalition
|John Kevin Jefferson III
|Mayor Rey León
|The LEAP Institute
|Comité Civico del Valle
|Native American Environmental Protection Coalition
|Communities for a Better Environment
AB 32 Environmental Justice Advisory Committee Application Process for 2022 Scoping Plan Update
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) requested applications for the AB 32 Environmental Justice Advisory Committee from April 12 - May 3, 2021.
The 2022 Scoping Plan will begin in early 2021 and will evaluate progress towards the 2030 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions target and chart a path for deep decarbonization by 2045 to reduce and/or replace fossil fuels. Recommendations from the EJAC will include just transition and energy policies that are designed to benefit low-income and pollution-burdened communities. Several independent modeling studies have shown that a rapid transition away from the combustion of fossil fuels will be necessary to achieve carbon neutrality. This rapid transformation can have implications for jobs, household cost impacts, and improved public health. Four key reports that are inputs into the Scoping Plan include:
- California Energy Commission, California Public Utilities Commission, and CARB, “SB 100 Joint Agency Report”
- CARB, “Achieving Carbon Neutrality in California: PATHWAYS Scenarios Developed for the California Air Resources Board”
- California Workforce Development Board, “Putting California on the High Road: A Job and Climate Action Plan for 2030”
- California Environmental Protection Agency, “AB 74 Transportation Carbon Neutrality Studies—Public Notice and Meeting Agenda”
CARB’s initial timeline estimates at least five EJAC meetings starting as early as June 2021 and continuing through summer 2022, with opportunity for at least five sets of community meetings; EJAC can determine the number of committee and community meetings.
Criteria to select potential new EJAC members include:
- Representatives from communities in the State with the most significant exposure to air pollution, including, but not limited to, communities with minority populations or low-income populations.
- Strive to include regional representation across California and advocates from faith-based organizations, neighborhood organizations, non-profit organizations, and tribes.
- Representatives that have expertise in transportation; fossil gas grid and electricity grid decarbonization and infrastructure; natural and working lands; clean fuels and technology; public health
- Environmental justice experience in topic areas that would contribute to the perspectives of existing active committee members.
- Conflict of interest response: Do you have any personal conflict of interest (whether a financial interest, personal activity, or relationship) that could impair your ability to act impartially and in the best interest of EJAC?
Applications consisting of a one-page statement of interest and one-page resume and/or one-page CV were received by CARB's Office of Environmental Justice through by 5:00 p.m. (PDT) on May 3, 2021.