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

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.

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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.

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For years, we’ve known that the name “ClimatePlan” doesn’t fully capture the breadth of our coalition, or let us connect with all elements of our politically diverse state.

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One year later: Is Caltrans reformed yet?

Transportation is the biggest contributor to California’s greenhouse gas emissions. So if the state’s going to reduce emissions, the state’s primary transportation agency needs to be focused on that goal.

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Help Caltrans on the road to recovery: Comment on the California Transportation Plan 2040

California has big goals to fight climate change. But the current trend is that more Californians are driving longer distances. That’s bad for the climate and for all of us. The state has got to invest in more and better alternatives to driving, modernizing our transportation system to reflect our societal and economic goals.

 

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