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Golden Gate Bridge District Adopts Climate Emergency Resolution

February 3, 2020 09:00 AM
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The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District (the District) Board of Directors has adopted its first-ever climate emergency resolution. The resolution serves as the District's statement of principles regarding the causes and impacts of global climate change and as a commitment to continue expanding, wherever feasible, the District's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and plan for a resilient future.

"The effects of climate change here in the Bay Area and across the globe are real, and urgent action is needed to address our climate crisis," said Board President Barbara Pahre. "I'm proud that our agency is committed to doing its part to address climate change head-on."

The District has a sustained record of implementing climate-friendly practices and programs. For years, the District has been active in emissions reduction programs across its Bus, Bridge and Ferry divisions and has pioneered efforts as an early adopter and active partner of zero emissions and renewable fuel programs.

"Bay Area residents and visitors rely on us to travel between the North Bay and San Francisco, and we take seriously our responsibility to provide sustainable transportation options that reduce our climate impact," said Denis Mulligan, District General Manager. "This resolution serves as our continued commitment to providing high-quality, reliable, and climate-friendly transportation for Bay Area residents while continuing to evaluate ways to reduce emissions and human-induced global warming in our ongoing operations."

The resolution makes the District one of the first Bay Area transportation agencies to adopt such a policy and aligns the agency with many Bay Area cities and counties that have adopted similar resolutions. 

Read the full resolution here: https://www.goldengate.org/assets/1/6/board-resolution-climate-emergency-october-2019.pdf.

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Media Contact:
Paolo Cosulich-Schwartz / Public Affairs Manager
Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District
pcosulich@goldengate.org / 415-629-9999 (text is best)

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