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1.  It’s the Asphalt, Stupid: How Freeways Wrecked Local Economies  

2022-09-27


California YIMBY
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US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg recently announced a major federal grant for tearing down the one-mile I-375 freeway in Detroit, a monument to racial injustice that cut a deep scar through Black neighborhoods – and displaced 100,000 residents in its construction. Buttigieg also launche...

2.  Against federal guidance, states plan to expand highways  

2022-09-08


Grist
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A new report says money from the infrastructure package could be funneled to “highway boondoggles.”

3.  California's 2035 EV Mandate Being Debated In More Than Dozen States  

2022-09-06


ZeroHedge News
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California's 2035 EV Mandate Being Debated In More Than Dozen States More than a dozen states are now debating whether to adopt California's radical green vehicle initiative, which bans all gasoline-powered new car sales by 2035. Fox News reported seventeen states could soon be on a path to follow th...

4.  California Just Banned Gas-Powered Cars. Here’s Everything You Need to Know  

2022-09-01


Inside Climate News
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While many of us were on vacation last week, the transition to electric vehicles took a monumental leap. On Aug. 25, California regulators adopted rules that would ban the sale of new gasoline-powered cars and light trucks by 2035. Responding to news reports of California’s action, Washington Gov. Ja...

5.  Washington state to ban sales of new gas cars by 2035, following California  

2022-08-26


The Guardian
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Public will have chance to weigh in on details of plan, with transportation accounting for 40% of state greenhouse gas emissionsWashington state will follow California and prohibit the sale of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035, Jay Inslee, the state governor, said.California regulators on Thursday move...

6.  California Votes To Ban New Gas Vehicles By 2035 In Push For EV-Utopia  

2022-08-26


ZeroHedge News
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California Votes To Ban New Gas Vehicles By 2035 In Push For EV-Utopia The California Air Resources Board (CARB) voted Thursday on a groundbreaking measure to approve a ban on new vehicle sales with internal combustion engines. It's a move by the progressive state to combat climate change. By 2035, th...

7.  'This Is Huge': California to Ban New Gasoline-Fueled Car Sales by 2035  

2022-08-24


Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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“California is the fifth-largest economy in the world and this will help turbocharge the transition to EVs everywhere.”

8.  Electrifying transportation reduces emissions AND saves massive amounts of energy  

2022-08-07


Yale Universities Climate Connections
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Electric vehicles are far more energy-efficient than traditional internal combustion vehicles. The post Electrifying transportation reduces emissions AND saves massive amounts of energy appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

9.  Elon Musk and Silicon Valley Don’t Know How to Fix the Transportation System  

2022-08-01


Jacobin Magazine
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The world’s richest man is a South African mining heir with a mile-long string of failed promises to fix the United States’ traffic problems — underground tunnels to thin out the roads, electric vehicles to cut emissions, autonomous driving to free up commute time. Despite this almost unbroken recor...

10.  Electric Vehicles: Trading One Form Of Hazardous Mining For Another  

2022-07-28


ZeroHedge News
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Electric Vehicles: Trading One Form Of Hazardous Mining For Another Authored by Katie Spence via The Epoch Times, Sales of electric vehicles (EVs) reached a record 3 million in 2020, according to a report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). That’s an increase of 40 percent from 2019 and is i...

11.  Germany Slashes Summer Train Fares More Than 90 Percent to Curb Driving, Save Fuel  

2022-05-31


Yale E360
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Germany's parliament has set summer train fares at 9 euros per month in a bid to slash pollution and curb imports of Russian oil by spurring drivers to take public transit.Read more on E360 →

12.  The War on Cars  

2022-04-28


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FYI: There is a podcast called The war on cars. Via @daniel@social.ppmx.org

13.  Car adverts 'driving climate breakdown'  

2022-02-25


The Ecologist
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Car adverts 'driving climate breakdown' Channel Comment brendan 25th February 2022 Teaser Media

14.  Summit Preview: What It’s Like to Bike in Latin America  

2022-02-11


CalBike
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The 2022 California Bicycle Summit will include an exciting breakout session featuring bicycle activists from Bogotá and scholars of Latin American urban studies. Presenters will include: Daniel Rodriguez, professor of city and regional planning and the interim director of the Institute for Transportatio...

15.  Biden’s 500,000 EV charging stations get a $5 billion start  

2022-02-11


Grist
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Pete Buttigieg on the administration's plan for ultrafast charging.

16.  Green Groups Praise $5 Billion Biden Rollout for EV Charging Stations  

2022-02-10


Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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“This step toward an all-electric, zero-emission future is essential to ensure cleaner air for all,” said one campaigner.

17.  Biden administration plans to spend $5bn to build EV charging network across US  

2022-02-11


The Guardian
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Electric vehicle stations to be placed every 50 miles along interstate highways to spur adoption of zero-emission carsThe Biden administration has unveiled a plan to award nearly $5bn over five years to build thousands of electric vehicle charging stations.The nationwide network of electric vehicle chargin...

18.  Pro-Highway, Pro-Car Public Transportation Policy Is Fueling Inequality  

2022-01-30


Truth Out
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Transportation policies prioritizing private vehicle use leave the poor and people of color behind.

19.  Berlin Looks to Create Car-Free Zone Larger Than Manhattan  

2022-01-14


Yale E360
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Berlin's regional parliament is considering creating a car-free zone in the German capital in response to a concerted push from a local advocacy group. The car ban would apply to the space ringed by the S-Bahn train line, which circles the city center, an area larger than Manhattan.Read more on E36...

20.  Echoing Climate Deniers, Washington Post Op-ed Imagines Electric Cars Stuck in Snow Instead of Gas Ones  

2022-01-06


DeSmog
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Originally published by ClimateDenierRoundup on Daily Kos. No one wants to get stuck in traffic. Or in the snow. Getting stuck in an all-day traffic jam because it snowed, well, that’s pretty much the worst. And that’s exactly what happened in Virginia this week, when hundreds of drivers spent all da...

21.  Top Six Reasons to Be Happy About Electric Vehicles in the US in 2022  

2021-12-26


Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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Morgan Stanley believes electric vehicles will in the not too distant future fall to as little as $3,000 to $5,000! That is not an expectation we can reasonably have regarding gasoline cars.

22.  In an East Coast first, New Jersey will phase out diesel trucks  

2021-12-23


Grist
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New Jersey joins California, Oregon, and Washington in setting ambitious goals to electrify trucks by 2035.

23.  Cycling is ten times more important than electric cars for reaching net-zero cities  

2021-04-08


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Bicycles are 10 times better than electric cars, 30 times better than gas cars, and much better for your health.