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AAR: Railroads stake out positions on addressing climate change

(Source: Association of American Railroads press release, March 1, 2021)

WASHINGTON, D.C. The Association of American Railroads (AAR) outlined today policy proposals aimed at safely and effectively combatting climate change. As the leader in fuel-efficient surface transportation, railroads know more must be done to drive down greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Armed with the right policies, railroads and the nation can make real progress toward a cleaner, more sustainable economy. Today, railroads account for roughly 40% of U.S. long-distance freight volume more than any other mode of transportation. At the same time, railroads account for just 2.1% of transportation-related emissions according to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data.

Full story: www.aar.org

Monday, March 1, 2021

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