Alissa Walker+ Your Authors @awalkerinLA I'm a writer, a gelato-eater, and a walker in LA. Urbanism editor at @Curbed. Co-host of @theLApod. More 👧🏼👶🏼 and 🚲🚶🏼‍♀️🚍 on Instagram. Aug. 15, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

California’s newest emissions report is full of really good news, thanks to the tenacity of our state environmental leaders and legislators.

BUT...

 https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/news/governor-newsom-announces-climate-pollution-continues-drop-below-2020-target-while-states 

Once again California’s transportation emissions have gone up, even while we’ve made impressive progress lowering emissions across virtually every other sector.  https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/California-cuts-greenhouse-gases-but-14299117.php 

And once again, it’s the emissions from private, passenger cars that are going up, even as Californians are buying and driving more low-emission vehicles than ever.

Learning that nearly one-third of California’s emissions come from our own cars was so troubling to me that I spent three months reporting a story trying to find out why that figure remains stubbornly high.  https://www.curbed.com/a/texas-california/electric-cars-climate-change-sacramento-california 


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