Climate Impacts
The transportation sector is the second-largest and fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. Reducing these emissions is a critical part of combating global climate change. So far, reducing emissions from the transportation sector has focused mainly on lowering the carbon content fuels and making vehicles more efficient. However, if we do not reduce the amount of driving that we do, these benefits could be negated. In order to substantially reduce transportation emissions, we must stop building the infrastructure that encourages more driving.

More Highways Lead to More Global Warming
. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . Highway construction causes greenhouse gas emissions, not only during construction and maintenance, but well after the highway has been built. In order to assess the global warming impact of a highway, the full “life-cycle” emissions must be taken into account, including emissions from mining and transporting the materials used to actually build the highway, emissions caused by maintaining the highway, and most importantly, emissions resulting from vehicles that use the highway and surrounding roads (see: Park et al, Trelor et al, Sightline, Society Promoting Environmental Conservation, and Environmental Defense Fund). . . . .. . . ..ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT IN CANADA . . . . . . . . .FEDERAL,PROVINCIAL AND MUNICIPAL PROVIDE FUNDS . . . . . . FOR "INFRASTRUCTURE".THAT FANCY WORD CAN MEAN MANY THINGS TO A POLITICIAN . . ..WATER,SEWER LINES,BRIDGES,SUBWAYS,BUSES . . . . . .BUT MOST OFTEN IT IS A CODE WORD MEANING ROADS . . .. ..MILES AND MILES OF ROADS AND BRIDGES....KEEP THE ECONOMIC STIMULUS . . ."CLEAN AND GREEN" . . . .NO MORE NEW ROADS. . ."ROADS TO EXTINCTION".


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