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In the U.S., transportation is climate enemy number one. America’s transportation system produces more greenhouse gas emissions than any other sector of our economy and, on its own, is responsible for 4 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions – more than the entire economies of France and the United Kingdom combined.
Transportation is the largest source of global warming pollution in the U.S., making it climate enemy number one. But a new report from Environment America Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group describes how we can build a zero-carbon transportation future - all while cleaning our air and creating safer, healthier communities.
Every day, we use millions of plastic bags, straws and utensils, and foam cups and containers for just a few minutes before tossing them, and then they can pollute our environment for hundreds of years. We can protect our health and marine animals by banning or limiting these products, as hundreds of communities and nine states have already done. Banning Single-use Plastics describes the specific problems, actions, and best practices for reducing these polluting items.
As plastic pollution becomes an increasingly suffocating problem, elected officials in both houses of Congress are introducing legislation to address the issue. While unveiling the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2020 on Capitol Hill today, Sen. Tom Udall (NM) and Rep. Alan Lowenthal (CA) detailed how the bill can improve the health of our people and our planet.
A new bill, introduced today by U.S. Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware and co-sponsored by 33 members, calls for a national goal of net zero emissions of global warming pollution in the United States by midcentury.