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Driving Global Warming: Commuting in Rhode Island and its Contribution to Global Warming

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Publication Date: January 2006

Publisher(s): Clean Water Fund (Washington, D.C.); Rhode Island Public Interest Research Group Education Fund

Author(s): Tony Dutzik; Mary Braun; Matt Auten; Sheila Dormody

Topic: Environment (Weather and climate)
Transportation (Urban transport)

Keywords: transportation; transit; land use

Coverage: Rhode Island

Abstract:

Transportation is the leading source of global warming emissions in Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island, 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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