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Transportation-Related Air Pollutants

The transportation sector is one of the largest sources of U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In 2012, transportation represented approximately 28 percent of total U.S. GHG emissions. Between 1990 and 2012, GHG emissions in the transportation sector increased more in absolute terms than any other sector (i.e. electricity generation, industry, agriculture, residential, or commercial).” – Environmental Protection Agency

 

Automobile Pollution

 

While we understand and have said many times, “Not everything about Green is black and white,” (Think about it…is an electric car that’s powered with electricity created by coal all that Green?) we encourage our readers to check out what the Environmental Protection Agency suggests that we as consumers can do to reduce transportation-related air pollutants in this Consumer Information Action Guide.

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