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Governor proposes budget cuts to climate program; Engine maker to pay record fine for emissions cheat devices; Stop fueling climate change; More

8:33 AM PST on January 11, 2024

Image: BART

  • Newsom's budget cuts $2.9 billion from climate programs (LA Times, CalMatters)
  • Stop fueling climate change: Coalition challenges governor to shift transportation spending (California Bicycle Coalition)
  • Budget proposal overview (CalMatters)
  • How much of a budget deficit is California facing? (CalMatters)
  • California transportation budget does not have a deficit (California Bicycle Coalition)
  • Engine-maker Cummins installed cheat devices on its products, so will pay a record fine (and fix it) (CalMatters)
  • US oil industry launches $$ ad campaign claiming war in Gaza means they must increase production (Guardian)
  • BART's "Fleet of the Future" is coming in under budget, saving $394 million (Oaklandside)
  • Yes, climate activism can win (Heated)
  • Bill would require a local ordinance to be in place before robotaxis could operate in cities (SF Standard)
  • It's a LOT more expensive to live in a rural area (Newsweek)
  • Why are American drivers so deadly? (NY Times)

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