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A call for justice: Southern California groups call on SCAG to improve its Environmental Justice Ana

July 28, 2015 Guest post by: Beth Steckler, Deputy Director, Move LA Michele Hasson, Regional Director, Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability Southern California has big plans. That is, the six counties in the region making up the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) do. They’re planning to shift transportation investments and encourage more urban-style […]

So far so good? Checking in on the new Affordable Housing Sustainable Communities program

July 22, 2015 By Jackie Cole, Program Associate For a long time, advocates have called for more funding to support climate-friendly development, and now, with the new Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities program, it’s here. (Hooray!) The program funds compact development near public transit, so that by reducing the need to drive, we reduce greenhouse […]

Take the survey! What are the funding needs for SB 375 implementation?

June 29, 2015 By Ella Wise, Policy Analyst, Urban Solutions, Natural Resources Defense Council It’s been seven years since California passed the Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act (SB 375), the landmark law integrating land-use and transportation planning to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Climate summer There’s a lot of energy now in Sacramento around state […]

As state leaders race to fight climate change, Caltrans gets stuck

June 9, 2015 By Chanell Fletcher, Policy and Engagement Manager It’s been exciting in Sacramento recently, as California, already a leader, keeps pushing ahead to fight climate change: – Governor Jerry Brown signed an executive order requiring the state to cut climate pollutants by 40% below 1990 levels by the year 2030. This makes sure […]

Residents Speak Up to Shape the Future of the San Joaquin Valley

May 27, 2015 ClimatePlan is delighted to share this guest post with you from our partners at the Leadership Counsel: By Phoebe Seaton, Co-Founder and Co-Director, Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability On May 6, residents from across San Joaquin County gathered in Fresno for a wide-ranging conversation with leaders from nonprofits and public agencies. […]

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