Recent Streetsblog LA posts about Greenhouse Gas

Steinberg Kills Bill That Sought to Delay Cap-and-Trade on Fuels

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The misinformation campaigns trumpeting an imminent “hidden gas tax” in California lost a battle with the defeat of Assemblymember Henry Perea’s bill, A.B. 69, which was designed to delay application of cap-and-trade to the fuels industry for three years. Fuel companies have already begun participating in the state’s cap-and-trade auctions, buying pollution credits that they […]

CA Transportation Choices Summit Tackles Policy Issues

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The California Transportation Choices Summit, held in Sacramento this week, was an opportunity for sustainable transportation and public health advocates to spend the day learning about current state policies and legislation in the works to change them. This year’s summit was titled “2014: A Year of Opportunity.” The “opportunity” comes in the form of new funds from […]

Updated Report Shows CAHSR’s GHG Reductions Less Costly Than Thought

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UCLA’s Lewis Center revised some of the estimates in its recent report comparing the costs of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions using California high-speed rail to those of bike, pedestrian, and local transit projects. The report’s authors found that high-speed rail is not as expensive as an emission reduction as they first thought. The update makes several adjustments to […]

California Legislation Watch: Weekly Update

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For social media coverage of California’s statewide transportation issues, follow Melanie @currymel on Twitter or like the Streetsblog California Facebook page. Here’s Streetsblog’s weekly highlight of legislation and events related to sustainable transportation at the California capitol. News on the implementation of S.B. 743, which removes Automobile Level of Service (LOS) from consideration as an environmental […]

Advocates Push for Bike/Ped Funding From CA’s Cap-and-Trade Funds

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A coalition of bike and pedestrian advocates are inviting organizations to sign on to a letter [PDF] asking the state legislature to recommend allocating $50 million of the state’s cap-and-trade revenue towards the Active Transportation Program. Currently, none of the $850 million in cap-and-trade funds are allocated specifically for walking and bicycling in this year’s budget. Caltrans recently released its first […]