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Connecticut

Connecticut’s transportation sector is responsible for nearly 40 percent of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions and about 67 percent of the state’s NOx emissions. Connecticut has committed with other states in the Transportation and Climate Initiative to develop a regional plan to reduce transportation emissions.

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Delaware

Delaware’s transportation sector is responsible for 32 percent of the state’s carbon pollution. Governor Carney recently joined other states in the Transportation and Climate Initiative in committing to reduce transportation greenhouse gas emissions; other aggressive policies are also needed to achieve the state’s lofty climate goals.

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Maine

Newly-elected Governor Mills has identified clean transportation as a first-term priority. With Maine’s 10-year lag in plans to modernize roads, highways and bridges, and with 40 percent of carbon emissions coming from vehicles, the Governor should join with other Transportation and Climate Initiative states to develop a regional clean transportation plan.

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Maryland

Maryland’s transportation sector is responsible for nearly half of the state’s carbon emissions, and as a member of the Transportation and Climate Initiative, the state has an opportunity to tackle this sector. Maryland residents overwhelmingly support actions to lower pollution, modernize transportation and increase safety for active transport.

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Massachusetts

Massachusetts is a member of the Transportation and Climate Initiative, and Governor Baker has expressed support for tackling transportation emissions, which are the leading source of greenhouse gas emissions in the state. There is also increasing urgency to lower emissions to reduce respiratory illnesses and asthma.

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New Hampshire

The transportation sector is responsible for 42 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in New Hampshire. While New Hampshire is a member of the Transportation and Climate Initiative, the state has yet to commit to working with its neighbors to develop a regional clean transportation plan to lower these emissions.

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New Jersey

The transportation sector is responsible for more than 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in New Jersey. Having committing to tackle power plant pollution under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Governor Phil Murphy has an opportunity to address transportation next through the state’s participation in the Transportation and Climate Initiative.

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New York

Governor Cuomo has an ambitious agenda to lower New York’s carbon pollution, 40 percent of which comes from transportation. While he has proposed important measures, such as congestion pricing, New York has yet to join other states in committing to develop a regional clean transportation plan, and more is needed to tackle transportation.

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Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is the third-largest emitter of carbon pollution in the U.S., something Governor Wolf has committed to address. The governor is working with other states on a regional clean transportation plan, and has issued an executive order establishing a statewide goal to slash climate pollution.

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Rhode Island

Rhode Island’s transportation sector accounts for the largest share of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. Through its participation in the Transportation and Climate Initiative, Rhode Island is working to tackle this problem regionally, while also working to electrify public buses, improve commuter rail, and expand walking and cycling infrastructure in the state.

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Virginia

Over 40 percent of carbon pollution in Virginia comes from transportation. The state’s participation in the Transportation and Climate Initiative is an important step toward addressing this problem. Virginia is also taking other measures to expand access to clean transportation, such as developing a statewide public electric vehicle-charging station network.

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Vermont

Vermont’s greenhouse gas emissions are rising, and the transportation sector accounts for 53 percent of this pollution. Governor Phil Scott has pledged to work with other states in the Transportation and Climate Initiative to reduce transportation pollution. Climate action is strongly supported by state residents.

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Washington D.C.

Transportation accounts for more than 40 percent of carbon pollution in Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has vowed to reduce the District’s greenhouse gas emissions 50 percent by 2032 and become carbon neutral by 2050, and to work with others in the Transportation and Climate Initiative to lower emissions region-wide.

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