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Are California’s Transportation Investments Advancing Our Goals?

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Signed by Governor Newsom in 2019, Assembly Bill 285 is a key piece of California’s plans to achieve its lofty sustainability objectives. The goal of the law is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below 1990 levels by the end of 2030, and requires the California Department of Transportation to report on how the state will achieve maximum feasible emissions reductions in order to accomplish that. However, California is not currently prioritizing its transportation funds to meet AB 285 and is instead putting that funding towards pre-existing auto-centric infrastructure, putting it a long way away from compliance. What needs to happen to better align California’s transportation and climate goals? Join us to discuss the steps that state agencies, including the California Department of Transportation, must enact in order to achieve their emission reduction plans on schedule.

  • Egon Terplan / California Governor's Office
  • Elizabeth Deakin / UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design
  • Darnell Grisby / The Grisby Group
  • Nailah Pope-Harden / Climate Plan
  • Assemblymember Laura Friedman / California State Assembly

Co-presented by Climate Plan and NRDC.


 

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