Following bipartisan passage in the State Assembly in August, Senate Bill 375 (Steinberg, D-Sacramento), has been sent to the governor’s desk for signature. SB 375, touted as the first bill in the country to connect transportation and land use issues with efforts at addressing climate change, would help the state make strides as it aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by 2020, in accordance with the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32). If passed, SB 375 will provide local governments with incentives to undertake smart growth and transportation strategies to combat congestion and improve quality of life for Californian residents and business owners. NRDC and the California League of Conservation Voters are co-sponsors of the bill, and E2 has been actively involved
in its progress through the legislature.