July 26, 2010
Chair, Metropolitan Transportation Commission
101 Eighth St.
Oakland, CA 94607
Subject: SB 375 greenhouse gas emission reduction targets Dear Chair Haggerty and Commissioners:
Thank you for your ongoing work to create a more sustainable, healthier and equitable Bay Area, and your current efforts to create the Bay Area’s Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS). Implementation of SB375 will benefit the health and well-being of Bay Area residents, businesses, and governments in many ways. Ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets are needed to set the stage for the land use and transportation policies that will achieve those benefits.
The 21 undersigned organizations urge the Commission to recommend GHG reduction targets of at least 7% by 2020 and at least 15% by 2035. We appreciate many Commissioners asking for a deeper analysis of what a higher target would mean for our region. Here is some information that can help inform the discussion.
What will it take to achieve a higher reduction in GHGs by 2035?
To keep reading this comment letter: Joint_letter_SB375_targets_2010-07-26 (PDF).