The Latest On: Clean Freight
By The Times Editorial Board
Aurora Janke, Attorney, Earthjustice: “BPA’s proposed decision refuses to eliminate an unreasonable duplicate charge that has left nearly 200 MW of BPA’s transmission capacity unused since it was developed in the 1980s. This proposed decision is inconsistent with sound business principles and discriminates against Montana renewable resources seeking to supply energy to the Pacific Northwest.”
Adrian Martinez, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: "In California, we need to address our climate pollution problem, and we need to address our air quality problem. The goals go hand in hand. We need to drastically decrease the amount of fossil fuels we combust. ... LA is kind of the perfect place to become the electric vehicle capital of the world: we have lots of passenger vehicles, we have lots of transit buses. Electrification of our transportation sector is critical."
Adrian Martinez, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “[It's] the start of something big. It’s a big deal when one of the largest transit agencies in the country moves to a zero emission future.”
Adrian Martinez, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: "This is one of the most polluted parts of the region. There's lots of diesel trucks and other air pollution that comes into this regions. So, the idea was to let the governor experience firsthand, what it's like to live in this area that is heavily impacted by dirty trucks, dirty trains, and other emissions from goods movement."