to view your personal impact page, enter your email address here join the virtual march on washington
home | about the march | why join | this stop | global warming | why you're marching | do more

Steve Westly
California State Controller
Why I Am Marching

The impact of climate change on California is undeniable. California’s snow-pack is down 10 percent, sea levels are increasing causing particular concerns for the north-south movement of water to the dryer climates of Southern California, and the risk of large-scale fires is also increasing

California is the most populous state in the country, has the sixth largest economy in the world, and is the largest producer of food in the nation. The California Energy Commission estimates that California’s carbon emissions represent over 7 percent of the U.S. emissions and nearly 2 percent of the world’s human-caused GHG emissions. Our influential power and contributory role in this crisis make it essential that we engage in the struggle to fight global warming.

Recently, our nation’s failure to establish GHG emission reduction goals inspired my sponsorship of Assembly Bill 1365, which combats climate change by adding the Kyoto greenhouse gas targets to California's state planning priorities. We’re the first state in the nation to regulate vehicle greenhouse gas emissions; however we can’t afford to be complacent. We must also continue to reduce our GHG emissions wherever possible through the development of greener buildings, the adoption of more efficient appliance standards, and by increasing the use of renewable fuels and other clean technologies.

Regardless of your position on climate change, the increasing demand for oil in India and China, coupled with decreasing estimates of proven oil reserves globally means the United States must reduce its dependency on oil. The belief that increasing oil production is our only energy alternative must be replaced with the confidence that safer renewable energy sources are capable substitutes.

Voicing our support for anti-global warming legislation will prove invaluable and California’s influence requires that our voice be among the loudest.

California State Controller

Join the March
We will make your voice heard!
Join Steve Westly on the March.
Check out Steve Westly's
Personal Impact Page >
Featured Marchers
find out why these people are marching
= new marcher
  Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Senator John McCain, (R-AZ)
John H. Adams - President, NRDC
Laurie David - Founder
Walter Cronkite
Al Gore - Former Vice President
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA)
Leonardo DiCaprio - Actor, Environmental Activist
John B. Hess - Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Amerada Hess Corporation
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY)
James Taylor
Gary Erickson - Owner/Founder, Clif Bar & Co.
Jon Fishman - Musician
Carole King - Musician
Gary Hirshberg - CE-Yo Stonyfield Farm Yogurt
Willie L. Brown, Jr. - Former Mayor of San Francisco
Congressman Christopher Shays (R-CT)
Mindy Lubber - President, Ceres
Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D-IL)
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D-KS)
Gov. Bill Richardson (D-NM)
Jim Wiatt - CEO, William Morris Agency
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Kevin Knobloch - President, Union of Concerned Scientists
Phil Angelides - California State Treasurer
Gov. Edward G. Rendell (D-PA)
Bob Edgar - General Secretary, National Council of Churches of Christ, USA
Congressman Mark Kirk (R-IL)
Greg Nickels - Mayor of Seattle
Reverend William Sinkford - President, Unitarian Universalist Association
Eliot Spitzer - New York Attorney General
Dennis Rivera - President of 1199SEIU New York's Health & Human Service Union
Gavin Newsom - Mayor of San Francisco
Timothy Wirth - President, United Nations Foundation
Pete McCloskey, (R-CA) - Former Member of Congress 1967-1983
Steve Westly - California State Controller
Robert "Birdlegs" Caughlan - Former President, Surfrider Foundation
Senator Joseph Lieberman, (D-CT)
R. James Woolsey - former Dir., CIA
Richard Blumenthal - CT Attorney General
Bill Lockyer - CA Attorney General
Denis Hayes - Organizer, the first Earth Day
Bart Peterson - Mayor of Indianapolis
Peg Lautenschlager - Attorney General of Wisconsin
Lisa Madigan - llinois Attorney General
Bill McKibben - Author
Senator Maria Cantwell, (D-WA)
Rabbi David Saperstein - Dir., Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
General Wesley Clark
Rodney Crowell
Andy Stern - President, SEIU
Richard Klausner - Exec Dir., Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Father Paul Mayer - Co-Founder, Climate Crisis Coalition
Ross Gelbspan - Author, Pulitzer Prize Winner
Gus Speth - Dean, Yale School Forestry & Environmental Studies
Martha Marks - Pres., REP America
Susan Joy Hassol - Independent Scholar
Michael Oppenheimer - Professor of Geosciences, Princeton
Larry David
David Whiteside
Taja Sevelle
home | about the march | why join | follow the march | contact | privacy & legal
© 2005 stop global warming | project of the tides center | site by lightray