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

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 development, to help reduce driving and greenhouse gas emissions throughout the state’s largest region.

This is promising. But it must be done thoughtfully.

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

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 gas emissions.

 

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

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.

 

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

It’s been exciting in Sacramento recently, as California, already a leader, keeps pushing ahead to fight climate change:

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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:

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Investments in roads, sidewalks and transit have bypassed many Coachella Valley towns.


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