Merced County agency sued over transportation plan By Ramona Giwargis, Merced Sun-Star

Two environmental organizations are suing the Merced County Association of Governments for adopting a regional transportation plan they claim fails to meet targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, lacks a full review of environmental impacts and doesn’t encourage public transportation.

“The supplemental EIR did not address issues like farmland loss, water quality and how climate conditions have changed,” said Gary Lasky, conservation and legal chair for the Sierra Club, the Tehipite chapter, [a grantee of Rose Foundation’s Grassroots Fund]
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