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Driving Global Warming: Commuting in Maine and its Contribution to Global Warming

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Publication Date: January 2006

Publisher(s): Environment Maine Research and Policy Center; Natural Resources Council of Maine

Author(s): Mary Braun; Tony Dutzik; Matthew Davis; Pete Didisheim

Topic: Environment (Weather and climate)
Transportation (Motor vehicles)

Keywords: transportation; sprawl

Coverage: Maine

Abstract:

Transportation is responsible for nearly one third of global warming emissions in Maine and the trips that state residents make to and from work are a major contributor to the problem. Driving Global Warming documents the impact of commuting on global warming emissions in Maine, identifies towns whose commuters produce the greatest emissions and suggests policy solutions that can reduce the region's contribution to global warming

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