ENVIRONMENT: Climate change is not a distant threat, it is a present reality. The transportation sector, predominantly driven by automobile use, has accounted for over 28% of the total greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. since 2016 -- making it the largest contributor to climate causing pollution in the nation.

These emissions not only exacerbate the climate crisis but also pose severe risks to public health and the environment. The traditional approach of expanding and widening roads has proven counterproductive, leading to more car trips, increased emissions, and deteriorating community health.

To address this challenge head-on, Senator Markey has introduced the Generating Resilient, Environmentally Exceptional National (GREEN) Streets Act. This groundbreaking bill presents a pivotal opportunity to transform our nation's transportation sector.

This transformative bill aims to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from our roads, enhance community connectivity, and promote environmental justice and climate resilience in our transportation systems.

Help make our future greener, cleaner, and more sustainable. Tell your members of Congress to co-sponsor and pass Senator Markey's GREEN Streets Act now.


The GREEN Streets Act will work to fundamentally change the way we interact with our urban environments. It will dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of cities, combat climate change, and promote healthier, more livable communities.

On top of that, it will directly work to roll back car-oriented infrastructure, which creates barriers to accessing jobs and services, significantly impacting those in marginalized communities.

It’s clear that the negative impacts of climate change are intensifying, and the window for effective intervention is rapidly closing. By supporting the GREEN Streets Act, Congress can take a significant step towards a sustainable future, aligning transportation infrastructure with environmental stewardship and social equity.

Tell your members of Congress to support the GREEN Streets Act now.

Our planet, our communities, and future generations depend on the choices we make today.

Link: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/pass-markeys-green-streets-act/ 

 via - National Campaign for Justice