Recognizing that biking and walking more and driving less will reduce the greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming and climate change, Bike Walk Connecticut was pleased to be a co-sponsor of the July 19 2013 press conference held in Hartford with Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy. Held during another scorching heat wave, the event drew a packed crowd of supporters.
In 2010, transportation contributed approximately 27 percent of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Transportation is also the largest end-use source of greenhouse gases (including direct emissions and emissions from electricity use), and accounts for 45 percent of the net increase in total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions from 1990-2010. (source: EPA)
More: Blumenthal/Murphy Press Release; Courant story by Daniela Altimari; iWillAct.us
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