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SB 308 – Carbon Dioxide Removal Market Development Act

Activist Workshop: SB 308 – California’s Landmark Carbon Removal Legislation – Wednesday Apr 24 at 5pm PT
Join State Senator Josh Becker and SB 308 advocates for an overview of the bill, and opportunities for Grassroots Activism to make it Law!
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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Our speaker this month is California Senator Josh Becker, who will be joined by his Climate Policy Director Ken Branson, and OpenAir Collective advocate Chris Neidl, to discuss SB 308, the Carbon Dioxide Removal Market Development Act, a groundbreaking carbon removal bill he introduced in 2023.

Senator Becker is a public policy innovator working at the nexus of community activism, technology and social justice. He is the author of several bills focused on accelerating California’s transition to 100% clean energy and net zero emissions, voter access and justice reforms, and leveraging technology to provide greater economic mobility for all Californians.

ACTIONS TO TAKE ON SB 308
Before the workshop, complete or signup for these campaign Actions!
1. Call Your California Assemblymember
2. Declare your Support for SB 308 on Social Media
3. Sign Up for a Virtual Citizen Lobbying Session with Your Assemblymember
OpenAir will connect you with other activists in your California assembly district, and provide materials and training to empower you to participate in a 30 minute zoom meeting with the assembly members staff.

Fact Sheet (PDF)
Citizen Lobbying Presentation about California SB 308 (video)
Snippets:
The bill would require the state board, no later than December 31, 2027, to establish rules and processes for certifying carbon dioxide removal processes that may be used to create negative emissions credits and for tracking negative emissions credits in accordance with certain criteria.

“Durable carbon sequestration method” means a method of carbon sequestration that can reasonably be projected to retain a large majority of the carbon atoms out of the atmosphere for 1,000 years and for which the responsible entity provides a guarantee period of at least 100 years.

In order to be counted for the purpose of balancing continued residual emissions of greenhouse gases, CDR processes must be quantifiable and must include scientifically rigorous approaches to monitor and verify the sequestration of removed carbon in order to ensure that the reduction in atmospheric carbon dioxide is maintained over long periods of time.

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