Clean Cars 2030 Gains Traction in Key States

California recently adopted the Advanced Clean Cars II (ACC II) program, which cuts climate and air pollution by requiring that an increasing percentage of all new cars sold are electric, culminating in a 100% EV requirement by 2035.

Clean Cars 2030 legislation, passed in Washington State earlier this year, aims to achieve the ACC II goals five years earlier, with 100% new cars being electric by 2030. It complements ACC II by providing an all-of-government planning process to achieve 100% electrification, and provides a backstop to ACC II in the event of political or legal setbacks. Governor Inslee’s office recently told The Seattle Times, “We think of the California regulation as the floor and we’ve set a new ceiling of trying to get that done by 2030.”

Coltura’s polling indicates that a majority of Americans support Clean Cars 2030. Thanks to the advocacy of our partners, the Clean Cars 2030 approach is gaining traction in a number of states. 

  • In New Jersey, Environment New Jersey is ramping up efforts to organize a coalition in support of the 2030 target. It is meeting with key government agencies and the governor's office to urge them to conduct a well-resourced, multi-agency effort to advance vehicle electrification at the pace that is needed. A recent meeting with The Star-Ledger led to an editorial endorsing adoption of the California rule concluding, “The internal combustion engine has dominated auto production for more than 130 years, and our lungs and our environment have been through enough. It’s time to move on, and New Jersey must help lead the motorcade.”
Learn How Clean Cars 2030 Supports ACC II

New Guide Available for Stopping Construction of New Gas Stations

The Coalition Opposing New Gas Stations (CONGAS) has produced the first-ever community guide to stopping the construction of new gas stations. The guide is a primer for communities seeking to block new gas station proposals, and for activists who want to enact municipal ordinances prohibiting outright the construction of new gas stations. The handbook includes case studies of CONGAS’ successful campaigns to block new gas stations in Sonoma County, model ordinances and resolutions, sample letters, and many other resources.

Take Action in Your Community: Download the Guide

National Drive Electric Week Starts Tomorrow

National Drive Electric Week (NDEW), Sep 23-Oct 2, 2022, is a nationwide celebration to raise awareness of the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more.

Here are a few ways you can get involved:

Meet Adelaide Roberts, Coltura's Development Director

Please join us in welcoming Adelaide Roberts to Coltura as Director of Development. Adelaide’s background is in fundraising and communications, primarily for environmental organizations. Prior to joining Coltura, she served in leadership roles at Earthjustice and the Peninsula Open Space Trust. Her most recent position was in institutional fundraising for LifeMoves.

A resident of Menlo Park, CA, Adelaide is a lifelong nature lover. She completed her first Climate Ride last spring raising funds for regional, national, and international environmental groups, and is already training for next year’s event.

We are thrilled to have Adelaide on board!

Coltura on the Main Stage

Last fall, Coltura participated in a workshop, Navigating an Electric Vehicle Future, organized by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. You can now read a summary of the proceedings here

Next week, Coltura’s co-executive directors Janelle London and Matthew Metz will present sessions at Mobility Re-Imagined, an event hosted by MOVE America in Austin, TX. If you are in the Austin area and would like to attend, please contact us at to request a complimentary ticket.

  • September 27 – Converting Gasoline Superusers to EVs: A $200 Billion Target (Janelle London)

  • September 28 – Skating to Where the Puck is Going: Why & How EV Businesses Should Target Gasoline Displacement (Matthew Metz)

Gas Station of the Month:
Safeway Gas Stations in California

Photo Credit: Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group Archives
Calling Safeway’s gas stations across the state “an accident waiting to happen,” California Attorney General Rob Bonta, along with five district attorneys, announced an $8 million settlement resolving allegations that the company violated state environmental laws while operating underground storage tank systems at its 71 gas stations across California. An investigation into Safeway's gas stations – branded as Safeway and Vons fuel stations – found a recurring failure to install, implement, and operate various spill prevention and safety measures since at least March 2015. 

Under the agreement, Safeway will ensure its facilities have leak-detection sensors “capable of detecting a leak at the earliest possible opportunity” and equipped with alarms. The company will also have to monitor potential water-intrusion into containment areas around underground tanks, among other actions required under state health and safety laws.

Culture Corner: The Power of Comedy

Here's a joke for you... Did you hear about the EV that hit the Energizer bunny? It was charged with battery. 

Research shows that comedy is uniquely persuasive and attention-getting when it comes to serious issues like climate. With this in mind, Generation180 and the Center for Media & Social Impact’s GoodLaugh initiative created the Climate Comedy Cohort to flip the script on the way we think about climate change. The ultimate aim: to leverage humor as a strategy to change the climate narrative from doom and gloom to “we’ve got this!”—and shift how people see their role in clean energy.

In celebration of National Drive Electric Week, a group of Gen180's Climate Comedy Cohort comedians will lead an online event to discuss how humor is used to inspire and equip people to take action on clean energy. Here’s your chance to enjoy some laughs for a good cause.

Register for Stand Up for EVs

Join the Movement

Happy Fall! As you can see, Coltura has a lot going on this season, and we need you by our side as we work to make deep, rapid, and permanent cuts in gasoline use to improve the quality of life for all.

Our mission to combat climate change is gaining traction.
Please help support this vital work.

YES, I want to help Coltura MOVE BEYOND GASOLINE!

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