STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR INSLEE’S 2022 CLIMATE PACKAGEDecember 15, 2021
December 2021 Gasoline Phaseout NewsDecember 31, 2021
As 2021 comes to a close, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on Coltura’s accomplishments this past year. We’re very proud of our work advancing the gasoline phaseout movement and are especially grateful to our supporters who have made this progress possible.
We have an ambitious agenda planned for 2022 and are excited about the opportunities that lay ahead to further our efforts to influence gasoline phaseout policy.
Highlights from 2021:
- Gained national headlines when Clean Cars 2030 legislation was passed by the Washington State House and Senate. We subsequently responded to Governor Inslee’s veto and launched a campaign urging him to pass the bill by Executive Order.
- Conducted the first nationwide poll and 13 state polls on Clean Cars 2030 policy, showing that, by a 55% – 35% margin, U.S. voters support a policy calling for all new vehicles to be electric by 2030.
- Published groundbreaking research, including:
- Presented our Gasoline Superusers research at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Electric Vehicles Workshop.
Were featured in a story on NPR’s All Things Considered stating that our ‘Beyond Gasoline’ mission has evolved from a “fringe idea” to one influencing “the halls of power.”
Generated nearly 50,000 views of our 2018 music video, “Gasoline, Gasoline (The World’s Aflame),” after Fox Business and other conservative news outlets used Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm’s cameo in it to attack her support for clean energy policies.
Published op-eds on gasoline phaseout policy:
Washington Monthly – Let’s Rethink Incentives to Buy Electric Cars
CleanTechnica – World Leaders: Phase Out Sales of New Gas Cars By 2030
Published “Sparky’s Electrifying Tale,” the first ever children’s storybook about the harms of gasoline and the importance of switching to cleaner alternatives.
Coltura is working to improve climate, health, and equity by accelerating the transition from gasoline and diesel to cleaner alternatives. It focuses on changing gasoline supply, demand, and culture through innovative legal and policy pathways, media, and art. It is currently leading a multi-state effort to introduce legislation setting a target for all model year 2030 or later passenger and light-duty vehicles sold to be electric vehicles.