Mitigating Climate Change Through Transportation and Land Use Policy

21 Pages Posted: 3 May 2019 Last revised: 12 May 2019

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Alejandro E. Camacho

University of California, Irvine, School of Law, Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources (CLEANR); Center for Progressive Reform

Melissa Kelly

University of California, Irvine, School of Law, Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources (CLEANR)

Nicholas Marantz

University of California, Irvine School of Law; University of California, Irvine - Department of Planning, Policy and Design

Gabriel Weil

Georgetown University Law Center

Date Written: May 1, 2019

Abstract

A number of U.S. state and local governments have adopted strategies for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation and land development. Although some have made significant progress in reducing GHG emissions from the power sector, transportation emissions in most states continue to rise. This Article details the range of existing and proposed state interventions to reduce transportation sector GHG emissions, analyzes the trade offs of these strategies, and offers recommendations to improve and supplement such initiatives, including strategic use of planning mandates and funding and technical assistance. Additionally, regulating land use, shifting transportation spending, removing barriers to implementing road pricing policies, and altering standards for environmental impact analysis can more effectively reduce transportation-sector GHG emissions and mitigate climate change.

Suggested Citation

Camacho, Alejandro E. and Kelly, Melissa and Marantz, Nicholas and Weil, Gabriel, Mitigating Climate Change Through Transportation and Land Use Policy (May 1, 2019). Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 49, No. 5, 2019, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2019-31, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3381186

Alejandro E. Camacho (Contact Author)

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Melissa Kelly

University of California, Irvine, School of Law, Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources (CLEANR) ( email )

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Nicholas Marantz

University of California, Irvine School of Law ( email )

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University of California, Irvine - Department of Planning, Policy and Design ( email )

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Gabriel Weil

Georgetown University Law Center ( email )

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