Clean Air, Clean Lungs, Clean Buses Campaign
Los Angeles ranks #1 in the nation for daily emissions of Nitrogen
oxides (NOx) and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)s from auto.
With over 7 million automobiles running through it, Los Angeles
continues to rank number one as the city with worst air in the nation.
Pollution Watch Series #8: Benzene: One More Reason for Joining the Fight to Reduce Autos in Los Angeles
BENZENE is one more reason for joining the fight to reduce auto in Los
Streetsblog has been highlighting exciting innovations in New York City that parallel our Clean Air efforts in L.A.: bus-only lanes, bus-centered transit and a car-free Times Square! It's exciting to see these projects developing simultaneously across the country.
We met with councilmembers Labonge and Rosendahl because their continued leadership is crucial to making sure the Wilshire Bus Only Lanes project is finalized with final EIR approval by the end of this year. Both councilmembers are on the city council's Transportation Committee. Committee Chair Rosendahl assured us that he will work to consolidate the rest of...
This year we're working on raising $10,000 to build support around the Wilshire Bus-Only Lanes Campaign which is so close to victory. To kick off our fundraising effort, we had our first event on Saturday January 30th--Clean Air Campaign Yard Sale.
2009 marks an important harvest of our last 5 years of hard work
organizing bus riders, local businesses, public health and community
allies and the local elected officials like former councilmember Wendy
Greuel and Bill Rosendahl, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard. With the full $23.3 million of federal funding secured, the tide has turned to move the Wilshire Bus-Only Lanes Project into reality.
Many of the key lessons of the environmental justice movement from the 80s and 90s fighting market driven policies in local campaigns can illuminate how we can re-shape the discussions around climate solutions in Congress this year.