Air Resources Board (ARB) releases final targets!

Since SB 375 was passed in 2008, California has changed significantly — including more ambitious climate goals. However, some things remain the same. Transportation continues to be the single largest emitter for greenhouse gas emissions in California. Emissions from passenger vehicles alone jumped 4.4% in 2015. If we want to achieve our state’s ambitious climate goals and continue California’s unprecedented leadership on climate change, we can’t simply maintain regional greenhouse gas (GHG) targets.

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Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 179 into law last week!

We’re so excited, we just can’t hide it! Last week, we received so much good news.


Thanks to the leadership of Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes, AB 179 is now law. AB 179 requires the Governor to ensure that the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has a diverse membership. The Governor must take into consideration factors that include socioeconomic background and experience working in, or representing, disadvantaged communities.

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation Aligning State’s Progress on Climate Change with Regional Goals


SB 150 Brings the State Closer to Achieving Goals Related to Climate Change, Health, Conservation and Equity

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Send Your Letters to the Governor: Get SB 150, AB 179, and AB 17 Signed!

There are three very important transportation bills at the Governor’s desk, now awaiting his signature. It’s time to make your move. Send a letter today urging the Governor to sign these important bills to help us: tackle climate change, increase representation on the state transportation commission, and provide free or reduced fares for low-income students to ride public transit.

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An Education and a Great Pleasure

Over the past eight years, I have had the privilege of working with ClimatePlan’s impressive network of over fifty non-profit partners, plus allies in public agencies, the private sector, and academia. Working with such smart, dedicated people — working with you — has been both an education and a great pleasure.

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