Calif. Assembly OKs Greenhouse Gas Land-Use Bill

Law360, New York (August 26, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The California State Assembly has passed a sweeping bill to tackle global climate change through land-use planning, after more than a year of negotiations and 12 amendments.

On Monday, the state Assembly passed Senate Bill 375 with a vote of 46-22, sending it to the state Senate for agreement on the latest amendments.

The bill's sponsor, Sen. Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, touts it as the nation's first-ever piece of legislation to bring transportation and housing development into the realm of greenhouse gas regulation.

SB 375 enlists regional...
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