California Legislature Passes Global Warming Land Use Act

by William Yeatman on September 4, 2008

The California Assembly passed S 375, a major land use bill designed to fight global warming by regulating how California communities grow. The Senate already has approved the bill, which is likely to be signed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger sometime next week. S 375 would curb urban sprawl by linking $15 billion in state spending on infrastructure to so-called “smart growth” planning. The idea is to compel Californians to live closer to one another, so that people drive less and thereby emit fewer greenhouse gases.

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