MTC recommends greenhouse gas reductions of 15% by 2035

On July 28, the Bay Area’s Metropolitan Transportation Commission voted to recommend greenhouse gas emission reduction targets of 15% per capita below 2005 levels — exactly the level that Greenbelt Alliance and our allies suggested. This was a huge change from their initial suggestions of only a 3-5% reduction.

MTC’s recommendations are intended to guide the California Air Resources Board as it sets final statewide targets by September 30, 2010, as required by state law.

Commissioners who voted YES:

Dean Chu – Santa Clara
Ken Yeager – Santa Clara
Adrienne Tissier – San Mateo
Sue Lempert – San Mateo
Jake Mackenzie – Sonoma
Steve Kinsey – Marin
Chris Daly – San Francisco
Tom Bates – Alameda
Ann Halsted – San Francisco

Commissioners who voted NO:
Jim Spering – Solano
Bill Dodd – Napa
Amy Worth – Contra Costa
Federal Glover – Contra Costa

Commissioners who were not present:
Scott Haggerty – Alameda
Dave Cortese – Santa Clara
Jon Rubin – San Francisco

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