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Judge Declares Federal Emissions Rule ‘Arbitrary and Capricious’

Another judge already vacated the rule nationwide before the latest case was decided.

April 8, 2024 - Reuters

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Proposed New York Bill Would Align Transportation Projects With Driving Reduction Goals

If passed, the law would require all highway projects to show how they would reduce VMT or mitigate their impact.

February 9, 2024 - StreetsBlog NYC

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Federal Carbon Reduction Funds Could Finance Highway Projects in Texas

Transit advocates say the state’s carbon reduction strategy reveals a continued preference for car-oriented infrastructure.

November 7, 2023 - Texas Tribune

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L.A. Times: California Must Shift Transportation Spending Priorities

Despite its ambitious emissions reduction goals, California continues to spend a majority of transportation funds on car-centric infrastructure.

October 12, 2023 - Los Angeles Times

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago To Issue Climate Resilience Grants

Small businesses and nonprofits are eligible for a $5 million fund designed to help the city reach its emissions reduction goals.

December 26, 2022 - Smart Cities Dive

Energy, Carol Stream, IL

The Republican Energy and Climate Agenda

With many polls predicting a ‘red wave’ on Election Day, we take a look at the energy and climate agenda of the 118th Congress under Republican control.

November 6, 2022 - Politico

Bend, Oregon

Oregon DOT Projects Little Decline in Driving Despite Climate Pledge

Financial projections from the state's Department of Transportation suggest the agency does not anticipate a marked reduction in driving in the next decade.

December 17, 2021 - Willamette Week

Electric Cars

Study: EV Adoption Isn't Enough. Car-Centric Culture Needs To Change.

The focus on electrifying personal vehicles misses the opportunity to transform urban transportation systems, reduce congestion, and make cities more affordable.

December 13, 2021 - Fast Company

Puget Sound

Puget Sound Transportation Plan Fails To Meet Emissions Goals

A draft regional transportation plan for the Puget Sound region does not go far enough to significantly reduce emissions and meet climate goals.

December 12, 2021 - The Urbanist


Colorado's Greenhouse Gases are Going Down for the First Time in Its History

The state of Colorado is still a long way from reaching its 2050 commitment, but a move to more renewable energy has the state trending in the right direction.

July 15, 2019 - The Denver Post

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