Fresno city ranked sustainability leader as county seeks disaster status

AS California Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer joined Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in calling on the Obama administration to issue a federal disaster declaration for Fresno County today, AP / SF Chronicle, the City of Fresno received top ranking in the “sustainability index” of an UC Davis report “Achieving Sustainability in California’s Central Valley.”

From the UC Davis press release: The population of California’s Central Valley is expected to balloon from 7 million to 12 million people in the next 30 years, making it the fastest growing region anywhere in the U.S. or Mexico. Can the valley’s communities be that big and green as well? 

“I am actually pretty pessimistic about the possibility,” said associate professor Mark Lubell, the lead author of a new UC Davis review of 100 Central Valley cities’ growth policies.

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