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Clean transportation a must in climate and energy bills

Transportation accounts for nearly one-third of total energy use in the U.S – and one-third of greenhouse gas emissions. To achieve energy independence and slow climate change caused by emissions, it makes good sense to support investments that will help people drive less, and take transit, walk and bike more.

That’s why MPC has signed on in support of letters penned by national coalitions Transportation for America and Smart Growth America, both of which call for pending climate and energy bills to strengthen funding and policies that will promote green transportation options.

You, too, can show your support for cleaner, more efficient transportation: Visit Smart Growth America’s web site to voice your support for the Boxer-Kerry bill, and ask lawmakers to allocate a greater percentage of the bill’s total funding to investing in clean transportation and sustainable development that links jobs, homes and transportation. 


  1. 1. Car Transportation from on June 15, 2010

    I support the Boxer-Kerry bill 110%

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