Posts Tagged “california”

Cap-and-trade program could provide funds for high-speed rail

Originally published on By Tim Sheehan A new financing strategy is a centerpiece of a revised business plan that state leaders will unveil Monday in Fresno for the proposed high-speed train system. Rather than rely on uncertain future federal transportation funds, money from the auction of air-pollution credits — the state’s “cap-and-trade” program — […]

California Railroad Pollution: Two US Railroads Face Unique Lawsuit

Originally posted at     By NOAKI SCHWARTZ LOS ANGELES — When the lump on her toddler’s tummy turned out to be a rare cancer, Carla Hernandez wondered if living just a half-mile from two rail yards emitting a constant veil of near-invisible pollution was somehow responsible. “When she was diagnosed they kept asking […]