Affordable Housing Near Transit Will Help California Combat Climate Change

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The State of California will devote billions of dollars in new cap-and-trade revenue to fund projects intended to further curb climate impacts. In addition to investments in high-speed rail and public transit, millions of dollars will support affordable transit-oriented development (TOD). CNT research helped make the case that building affordable housing near transit can significantly reduce GHG from auto emissions.

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Cutting Pollution through Cargo-Oriented Development

Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 2:30 pm

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On June 27, the Chicago Tribune published a lead story about air pollution linked to freight transportation. The story cites new research that found higher than average diesel soot pollution near a Chicago-area rail yard. It’s time that railroads and community leaders start seeing the opportunities to transform freight rail from noisy polluter to sustainable urban revitalizer.

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Legislation Will Help Make Illinois Water Infrastructure More Resilient

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 at 1:40 pm

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Illinois Governor Signs Clean Water Initiative


Contact: Ryan Kilpatrick, CNT, 773.269.4041
Josh Mogerman, NRDC, 312-651-7909

CHICAGO (July 23, 2014) – Governor Patrick Quinn signed into law today legislation that will help Illinois cities better prepare for the impacts of climate change.  The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) worked with the legislature and with Governor Quinn’s administration to develop the legislation and worked to support the bill’s passage.

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Taking Action on Climate Change Can Benefit Communities

Monday, June 2nd, 2014 at 12:30 pm

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CNT’s affilate, Elevate Energy, is dedicated to smarter energy use for all. This is exactly why we support strong carbon pollution standards. Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, under President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, proposed a plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants. We support this important move to take action to confront climate change.

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