Recent Streetsblog SF posts about Air Quality

SF Bike Share Will Be “For Anybody Who Wants to Make a Short Trip”

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The SFMTA has released a preliminary map of potential bike-share station locations (H/T Cyclelicious for inputting them into Google). San Franciscans are burning with curiosity about the imminent arrival of bike share this summer. At a forum held by the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association yesterday, participants wanted to know details like where the […]
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Detroit Residents Press EPA for Stronger Air Pollution Monitoring

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In Washington, "grassroots lobbying" is more often associated with industry-funded issue campaigns than ground-up local advocacy. But residents of Detroit’s industrial southwest neighborhoods took the term back to its roots on Friday, getting a personal visit from Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials after a groundswell of complaints about decaying air quality. Cyclists in southwest Detroit. […]

Texas Oil Companies Fund Measure to Repeal CA Climate Law

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Air pollution over the Inland Empire. Photo: DanDC/Flickr (Editor’s note: This is the first of two stories by Streetsblog LA Editor Damien Newton on efforts to delay implementation of California’s groundbreaking climate legislation.) In 2006, the California Legislature passed, and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed, Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32), a landmark law that requires the […]

The Big Question: What is the Purpose of Federal Transportation Spending?

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With the White House’s agenda crowded by high-profile debates that remain unresolved after lengthy talks with Congress — think health care, financial regulation, even unemployment benefits — only a handful of lawmakers are publicly engaging with the dominant issues surrounding the next long-term federal transportation bill. (Photo: UVA) Within that group of lawmakers, however, there […]