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Pennsylvania signs on to major regional plan to cut car and truck emissions

“Pennsylvania and eight other northeastern states have agreed to craft a regional plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles and use money from the new carbon market to invest in cleaner transportation infrastructure.

“Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards said the agreement is a ‘bold initiative to reduce carbon emissions from the transportation sector,’ the largest source of climate-warming greenhouse gases in the region. . . .

“It will be up to each participating state to decide how to spend its share of the proceeds from the ‘cap-and-invest’ program, but the focus will be on low-carbon and resilient transportation infrastructure, such as public transit and zero-emission vehicles.”

FULL STORY published December 18, 2018 via The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette