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War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. High speed rail is environmentally unjust? That last claim, equally as absurd as the other three given to us by George Orwell, is the latest attempt by high speed rail critics to undermine the project by claiming that it violates the principles of environmental justice: But […]

Aug 30th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

The California High Speed Rail project was repeatedly backed by the elected representatives of the people of California between 1996 and 2008. And in 2008 the voters themselves gave their approval to the project and $10 billion in bond money. Yet according to the Sacramento Bee’s Dan Walters, that makes them the same as Gilded […]

Dec 20th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

There is a longstanding double standard in California infrastructure planning. Freeway widening projects are simply accepted, even though their costs are enormous, even though they usually fail to improve travel conditions, and even though they have significant impacts on communities. I’ve argued before that in the case I’m most familiar with, the widening of Interstate […]

Jun 7th, 2010 | Filed under Uncategorized