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MASS. AMONG SEVEN STATES TARGETING TRANSPORTATION SECTOR EMISSIONS

Modeled after a multi-state compact targeting power sector emissions, an initiative involving Massachusetts and six other Northeast and mid-Atlantic states released a statement Monday citing the transportation sector as "the largest contributor to carbon emissions" and committing to policies and technologies to curb pollution.

"With the adoption of smart policies and deployment of new technologies, we can speed the implementation of innovative transportation solutions that significantly reduce congestion and pollution, including preparing for a future with zero-emission vehicles and enhancing the availability of a diverse portfolio of alternative transportation services including high-quality public transportation, walking and biking," the states declared in a joint statement released by Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.


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