The Sierra Club along with Earthjustice and Communities for a Better Environment have filed a third lawsuit in opposition to Plan Bay Area, the approved framework for building 660,000 new housing units across the Bay Area by 2040.
While “Bay Area Citizens” fear the plan calls for too much building, the Building Industry Association believes the plan calls for too little, and the Sierra Club is concerned about the environmental impacts of the plan regardless.
From the press release for the latest lawsuit: “The Plan does not spend enough on public transportation, and instead invests in building new highways. The current Plan will result in more time on the roads and increased greenhouse gas emissions. The Plan also fails to protect West Oakland and other vulnerable communities from the health effects of cars, trucks, ships and rail that pass through their communities.”