CAC and SD Quality of Life Coalition Submit Letter re CARB Scoping Plan

CARB 2030 Scoping Plan  – January 27, 2017 – CAC and the San Diego Quality of Life Coalition submitted recommendations to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Draft SB 32 Scoping Plan – the state’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030.

We jointly urged CARB to adopt stringent, science-based targets that will aggressively reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector through strategies that reduce vehicle miles traveled (VMT), including considerable investments in mass transit construction, operations, upgrade, and maintenance; transit-oriented development; complete streets, traffic circles, and other traffic-calming measures; safe and accessible biking and walking facilities; improving the way we pay for the use of roads and car parking; and equitable transit operations and fare structures that provide people of all ages and income with access to transportation.

We also urged the CARB to:

  • Promote higher SB 375 Targets that align with SB 32 and provide direct benefits to disadvantaged communities.
  • Provide statewide VMT reduction assumptions embedded in the Scoping Plan to achieve the 2030 GHG reduction target.
  • Ensure all cities of a certain size develop binding Climate Action Plans with measurable social equity and job quality provisions that create tangible benefits for disadvantaged communities and local workers by reducing pollution and creating middle-class jobs.

See our group letter here: Quality of Life Coalition Letter re CARB 2030 Targets 01-27-17