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Saturday, February 9, 2008

People-Powered Coalitions

Some encouraging news from California:
The coalition opposing the freeway was impressive in its size and scope. It included environmental groups from across California, and city governments from the San Diego coast.
People-powered coalitions don't just exist in elections - they're all over our state, and the victory over the 241 toll road is a major victory for just that kind of organizing power.
No longer can we look to new roads to solve our transportation problems. For environmental, sustainable, climate, and even fiscal reasons, mass transit, particularly rail, is where we need to be investing for our future - not a toll road that will struggle to stay financially viable and see steadily decreasing traffic as peak oil sets in.