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house Bill H.R. 1780

Smart Planning for Smart Growth Act of 2009

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      Committee on Energy and Commerce
    IntroducedMarch 30th, 2009

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Smart Planning for Smart Growth Act of 2009

Official Title

To amend the Clean Air Act to achieve greenhouse gas emissions reductions through transportation efficiency.


Smart Planning for Smart Growth Act of 2009 - Amends the Clean Air Act to require states and metropolitan planning organizations in areas with a population exceeding 200,000 to submit to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Secretary of Transportation goals for reducing transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions and plans to achieve such reductions. Requires such states and organizations to establish goals on a statewide basis and to consider specified transportation and land use planning strategies, including increasing public transportation systems and supporting land use regulation that coordinates transportation and land use planning and uses existing infrastructure. Authorizes the Administrator to award competitive grants to metropolitan planning organizations to develop or implement emission reduction plans.

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