Our Transportation Future Coalition gathers 59 groups in support of regional transportation, climate policy
In a sign-on letter written to governors throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, as well as the mayor of Washington, D.C., a coalition of 59 organizations encouraged these politicians in their work on a regional transportation emissions reduction agreement and urged sustainable policies.
Transportation and Climate Initiative: As Northeast states consider cap and trade for cars, ‘it gets pretty complicated’
A coalition of Northeastern states is looking to craft a regional cap-and-trade system for cars.
“There’s been a successful effort to reduce electric-sector emissions. And now the states have an opportunity to pivot and really focus on the largest source of CO2 emissions in the country,” said Jordan Stutt, director of carbon programs at the Acadia Center, a Boston-based environmental group.
WASHINGTON & BOSTON — Some 48 local, regional and national groups today launched a new coalition, Our Transportation Future, to help Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states develop a regional clean transportation system that protects public health, curbs climate-changing pollution, expands economies and improves the flow of commerce.
After the inauguration of Gov. Janet Mills, Maine has been participating in but has not formally joined a regional effort that could produce a cap-and-trade system aimed at lowering vehicle emissions, the region’s largest source of carbon pollution.
Gov. Ralph Northam on Thursday vetoed two measures that he said would hamstring the state’s plans for curbing carbon emissions from power plants and vehicles.
Stakeholders said cutting greenhouse gases from transportation will be more complex than power plants.
Connecticut has entered into a landmark agreement with neighboring states to help battle climate change and reduce auto emissions by creating a new system to fund regional transportation improvements.
Reducing carbon emissions from transportation systems and creating more equal access to transportation are among the goals in a new phase of a coalition of Maryland and other states in the Mid-Atlantic region.