New Freeway in LA? No, you’ve got to be kidding me.
Posted by Jonathan Parfrey on February 11, 2018
What would you say about a new freeway project – paid for with your tax dollars – that blows-up California’s climate goals?
It’s happening, and it’s called the High Desert Corridor, an eight-lane freeway planned to blast through the last remaining privately-owned open space in Los Angeles County,
Climate Resolve brought the story to the Times — and we’re leading the fight to challenge the freeway.
- Fact #1: the new freeway will lead to massive developments — aka “sprawl”
- Fact #2: new sprawl will see thousands of commuters driving extremely long distances — generating more traffic, smog and greenhouse emissions
- Fact #3: new housing in the desert will strain Southern California’s already fragile water supply
- Fact #4: the new freeway will irreplaceably destroy remaining habitat and open space.
Here’s the good news: Climate Resolve — LA’s preeminent climate organization — is leading the opposition to the freeway.
We’re now asking for your support.
Climate Resolve is making the case against the freeway to Caltrans and Metro. And working with state legislators and local officials. And working in Antelope Valley with community council members. And, bringing-in the big guns, we won a CEQA case against Caltrans in state court.
Most importantly, we’re making the case in the court of public opinion.
In sum, there are better ways to provide housing and transportation than a new freeway . . . especially in the year 2018.
Yet our organizing effort requires resources — “resources” is a nice way of saying money.
We need your help to radically transform (or permanently end) this highway project.
And, yes, we can stop it – with your support.
Will you help us? Click here to DONATE. We need to raise $75,000 in three months – and we desperately need help.
If Californians truly believe in climate action, there is no climate action more important than stopping this new freeway. Period. And now is the time.
Thank you for your support.