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State report says California won’t meet its climate goals because of too much driving. What are the alternatives?

Nov 28, 2018

A layer of pollution can be seen hovering over Los Angeles, California on October 17, 2017, where even though air quality has improved in recent decades, smog levels remain among the nations's worst, with wildfires in the region also contributing to poor air quality.

A layer of pollution can be seen hovering over Los Angeles, California on October 17, 2017, where even though air quality has improved in recent decades, smog levels remain among the nations’s worst, with wildfires in the region also contributing to poor air quality.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

AirTalk®

The state air resources board is warning CA can’t meet its climate goals with so many people driving.

We’d have to cut miles driven by a quarter to meet the state’s 2030 emission goal. That’s even with higher electric car sales. But what’s controversial is the Board’s recommendation to meet the standard. We’ll debate it.

Guests:

Chanell Fletcher, director of ClimatePlan, an Oakland-based nonprofit group that advocates for sustainable land use and transportation policies

Jennifer Hernandez, land-use and environmental lawyer at the international law firm Holland & Knight, where she leads the firm’s West Coast Land Use and Environmental Group; she’s representing a civil rights group in a pending lawsuit against the California Air Resources Board alleging that CARB’s move into the housing space violates state and federal civil rights laws

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