Schwarzenegger is at the Governors’ Global Climate Summit in Davis, “where representatives from more than 80 regional and local governments have come together for two days to try to figure out ways to reduce emissions and put the brakes on climate change,” according to Gretchen Weber of KQED’s Climate Watch.
L.A. could get more freeway toll lanes to reduce congestion in a plan that includes more clean energy buses, reports LA Times. “A preliminary study by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has recommended that five locations be explored in detail for the installation of high-occupancy toll lanes or so-called HOT lanes.”
What now for the West Hollywood Transit Corridor? Since the Metro Board’s decided to go with Westside Subway Extension plans that don’t include a “pink line” down Santa Monica Blvd., Dan Wentzel examines the possibilities for a “Hollywood-WestHollywood-SanVicente-Crenshaw-LAX-SouthBay-LongBeach light rail line” in Streetsblog LA.
New hurdle for California Condors may be DDT from years ago, reports NY Times.
In national news: At least one green energy measure will see congressional action this week, reports Greenwire.
However, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce plans to announce an agenda that attacks federal energy regulations this week, reports LA Times. And a climate change skeptic seeks to be the next House Energy and Commerce committee chairman, reports NY Times’ Green.
Lastly and frugally: Can tourists visit L.A. for $100 a day? Yes, says a NY Times writer who got to know L.A. by bicycle. “Seven days and six nights without a car turned out to be not only possible but in many ways afforded me a more unfiltered view of Los Angeles than I would have gotten behind the wheel, taking highways rather than local roads and further buffered from my surroundings by a windshield and a loud radio.”
Photo: California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (Han Myung-Gu/Getty Images)