Craig Noble, NRDC at 415-875-6100 (office) or 415-601-8235 (mobile)
(August 6, 2008) – State lawmakers announced a breakthrough agreement in negotiations over a landmark bill to reduce global warming pollution through better land-use planning. Senate Bill 375 by Sen. Darrell Steinberg would give local governments incentives to build more compact neighborhoods and provide more transportation alternatives. The bill is sponsored by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV).
is a top priority for us, and Senator Steinberg deserves tremendous credit for his work to enact it.
This is the first bill in the United States to align housing policy, transportation funding and climate policy. The bill does this by promoting development patterns that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by increasing housing choices, reducing commute distances and reducing congestion.”