Transportation Secretary Foxx: Address carbon emissions from transportation

We need to cut emissions from transportation.

A new proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) considers requiring state and metropolitan transportation organizations to track, measure, and set goals to reduce carbon pollution as well as other air pollution from transportation projects. If enacted, this new measure could help reduce global warming pollution, increase investment in public transit, expand zero-carbon transportation like walking and biking, relieve traffic congestion, and clean up the air we breathe. But it won’t happen without your support.

If states and cities are held accountable for their transportation emissions and reductions goals, we will protect not only our environment, but public health. In fact, by reducing dangerous global warming pollution from this top polluter, nearly 120,000 lives could be spared from global warming-fueled premature death by 2030.1 We need your help to fix the problem. Tell U.S. DOT to support rules to clean up transportation now.

1 Christina Procopiou, "U.S. Emissions Cutbacks Likely to Save 295,000 lives by 2030," Newsweek, February 22, 2016.