Media Coverage

Some media coverage relevant to our region’s air quality, sorted by topic area and date.

* Articles are posted for background and informational purposes only and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Cleaner Air Partnership.


Air Quality in the Sacramento Region

“Clearing the air on California’s success in pollution fight”
One of the biggest successes of government regulation over the past generation has been the project to clean California’s air. But most of the state’s residents have no idea how things have changed, or why… U-T San Diego, 8/06

“America’s most polluted cities”
The state’s capital manages to take seventh place with its heavy traffic along U.S. 5, U.S. 80 and Route 50… Forbes.com, 3/06

Business and Economic Impacts

“Breathing Easier”
Regional planners have updated transportation and air quality plans that may soon free up more than $1 billion in federal funds earmarked for major road projects that have been frozen by federal agencies since October 2004… Sacramento Business Journal, 3/06

Cars and Commuting

“Businesses awarded Best Workplaces for Commuters”
The region’s transportation planning agency is highlighting 64 employers and a South Natomas district that offer benefits to commuters… Sacramento Business Journal 10/06

Climate Change

“Business group calls for federal greenhouse gas curbs”
A consortium of ten large energy and industrial companies, including California energy giant PG&E Corp., has broken ranks with some other U.S. business groups by calling on the federal government to enact strict limits on emissions… Sacramento Business Journal 1/07

Smart Growth and Land Use

“Lincoln tops fastest-growing suburbs list”
Lincoln’s one-time booming new-home market made the city the nation’s fastest-growing suburb during the past six years, according to a Forbes Magazine report… Sacramento Business Journal, 7/07

“Accessibility tops list of transportation priorities”
Accessibility and mobility and smart land use are the top transportation priorities for the Greater Sacramento area, the results of the Sacramento Area Council of Governments show… Sacramento Business Journal, 11/06

Transit

$4M allocated to Sacramento-area transit projects
Included in the latest allocation of Proposition 1B bond funding is $4 million for transit projects in Sacramento, including replacing older buses with more fuel efficient models.

Trucks, Freight and Goods Movement

“Union Pacific to test anti-pollution equipment in Roseville”
“This project has a great deal of potential for this local railyard, but also for ports and railyard facilities across the country,” said Placer County air pollution officer Tom Christofk… Sacramento Business Journal, 5/06

“Air Resources Board measures reduce port pollution”
Aimed specifically at curbing emissions from port-based cargo-handling equipment and diesel engines used to produce electric power on ocean-going vessels, the measures are aimed to reduce the exposure of coastal and port community residents to harmful air pollutants… Sacramento Business Journal, 12/05

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