27 Apr '16, 2pm

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.@NRDC on Why @USDOTFHWA Should Require States to Measure Carbon Emissions From Transportation

Traffic on a Highway into Charlotte Pixabay My answer to the question of whether to measure carbon pollution from local and state transportation plans asked in a notice of proposed rulemaking by U.S. DOT today and covered by Politico reporter Mike Grunwald is YES. It reminds me of a saying in carpentry: “Measure twice, cut once.” This is common sense. A cut is hard to fix if you get it wrong. Unfortunately many cities, counties and states haven’t inventoried or set standards for the carbon pollution from transportation plans twice—or even once. Yet projects within them can lock us into a future of ever-increasing pollution, even as our cars and trucks get cleaner on average thanks to impressive fuel economy performance standards . It makes sense to measure the impacts of major, multi-year transportation plans for metropolitan regions and states. Thankfully, some government...

Full article: https://www.nrdc.org/experts/deron-lovaas/tracking-carbon...

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