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

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 May 26, 2015 On May 6, residents from across San Joaquin County gathered in Fresno for a wide-ranging conversation with leaders from nonprofits and public agencies. […]

ARB reviewed San Joaquin’s SCS — And you’ll never guess what they found!

By Carey Knecht, Associate Director May 20, 2015 The Air Resources Board recently reviewed San Joaquin Council’s Regional Transportation Plan, and will discuss the plan at the Air Resources Board hearing tomorrow, May 21. Teaser: Page 62 will surprise you! The review’s most important conclusion was that San Joaquin will meet the greenhouse-gas reduction targets under […]

Leadership from Caltrans: New plan aims to triple bicycling — and much more

Thanks to ClimatePlan partner Jeanie Ward-Waller for the guest post! She’s had an exciting first week as CalBike’s new policy director — read on to find out why: May 7, 2015 By Jeanie Ward-Waller, California Bicycle Coalition Policy Director Last week, Caltrans released a new Strategic Plan for its work through 2020. The plan takes […]

New climate change targets: How the California Transportation Plan 2040 can help get us there

April 29, 2015 By Chanell Fletcher, Policy and Engagement Manager Governor Jerry Brown just set tough new targets to make sure California actually meet its climate goals. The existing goal is to cut carbon emissions by 80% by 2050. Now the state must cut emissions by 40% by 2030. To reach that goal, we have […]

Environmental justice: Too important to be derailed by the Tea Party

Interesting times lately at the Southern California Association of Governments: Read all about it in this Streetsblog article, with our thanks to Damien for covering the issue and letting us reprint his piece. We’ve bolded some text for emphasis. Damien Newton, LA Streetsblog Editor April 21, 2015 Regional planning documents and hearings are hardly exciting […]

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