Fresno meets targets, says ARB

Tomorrow, the Air Resources Board will discuss the Fresno Council of Governments’ Sustainable Communities Strategy (agenda here). ARB staff’s evaluation of the Fresno plan is overwhelmingly positive. A few highlights:

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Helping California put sustainable transportation first

In our work to help California fight climate change, transportation funding is where the rubber hits the road. Transportation funding decisions determine how much carbon will come from tailpipes and turn into greenhouse gases. ClimatePlan is working hard to shift the state’s funding priorities to actually meet the state’s sustainability goals.

 

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2014 Highlights: Ten Reasons to Celebrate

By Richard Raya, Carey Knecht, and Chanell Fletcher

As 2014 draws to a close with some welcome rain for this drought-stricken state, we at ClimatePlan want to pause, look back, and say THANK YOU.

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Just won: The chance to move San Diego forward

Guest post by Stuart Cohen, Executive Director, TransForm

In a momentous 2-1 opinion released on November 24, 2014, environmental groups in San Diego won an important round in court over SANDAG, San Diego’s regional transportation and planning agency.

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Seeking answers–and action–on environmental justice

Guest post by Michele Hasson, Regional Director, Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability

It was November 20th, and advocates, elected officials, and representatives of public agencies crowded the offices and teleconference lines at the Southern California Assembly of Governments (SCAG). Amid SCAG’s 2016 update of the Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS), this workshop was the official kickoff for efforts to better address environmental justice and equity. (See ClimatePlan’s previous post on this here.)

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