Pros and Cons of Senate Bill 375: the Greenhouse Gas Bill
This paper explores US Senate Bill 375 which aims to curb or reduce greenhouse gas emissions through technology, urban design, and legislation.
# 147284 | 1,239 words | 6 sources | APA | 2010 |
Published on Mar 09, 2011 in Environmental Studies (Air Pollution) , Environmental Studies (Urban Issues) , Public Administration (General)
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The paper examines Senate Bill 375 for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the various options available to metropolitan planning organizations to implement its requirements. The paper looks at the Bill's policies and current greenhouse gas emissions legislation. The paper contends that by allowing metropolitan planning organizations to select a combination of measures that best meet the characteristics of a specific area, Senate Bill 375 provides municipalities with the ability to create personally tailored plans that will be inherently successful in meeting greenhouse gas emissions targets by 2020 and beyond.
From the Paper:"Senate Bill 375 represents a valiant effort to curb greenhouse gas production and will likely succeed given the variable options available for implementation by metropolitan planning organizations to meet its requirements. The policies of this bill, when used in conjunction with current legislation regarding greenhouse gas emissions, create a strong force in reducing these emissions. Through allowing MPOs to select a combination of measures that will apply best to the characteristics of the given area, SB375 gives municipalities the ability to create personally tailored plans that will be inherently successful in meeting greenhouse gas emissions targets by 2020, 2035, and beyond."
Sample of Sources Used:
- State of California. (2008). "Senate Bill 375: Redesigning Communities to Reduce Greenhouse Gases." Retrieved December 1, 2010, from http://gov.ca.gov/fact-sheet/10707/.
- Monica Altmaier, E. B., Christian Eggleton, Jennifer Gage, Jason Hayter, and Ayrin Zahner (2009). Make it Work: Implementing Senate Bill 375. Berkeley, CA, Center for a Sustainable California. Institute of Urban and Regional Development. University of California, Berkeley. Page 11.
- National Research Council (U.S.). Committee for the Study on the Relationships Among Development Patterns Vehicle Miles Traveled and Energy Consumption., National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board., et al. (2009). Driving and the built environment : the effects of compact development on motorized travel, energy use, and CO2 emissions. Washington, D.C., Transportation Research Board. 56.
- Holland, S. P., C. R. Knittel, et al. (2007). Greenhouse gas reductions under low carbon fuel standards? NBER working paper series working paper 13266. Cambridge, MA, National Bureau of Economic Research.
- State of California. (2010). Proposed Regional Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Targets for Automobiles and Light Trucks Pursuant to Senate Bill 375. Air Resources Board. Sacramento, CA. Page 27.
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