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A Blueprint for Action: Policy Options to Reduce Arizona's Contribution to Global Warming

Global warming, caused by human induced changes to the climate, is a major threat to Arizona’s future. A Blueprint for Action documents how Arizona could make major strides toward reducing emissions of global warming gases over the next several decades by adopting a series of policy strategies to improve energy efficiency and reduce the use of fossil fuels.

(April 2006)
A Blueprint for Action: Policy Options to Reduce New Mexico's Contribution to Global Warming

Global warming, caused by human induced changes to the climate, is a major threat to Arizona’s future. A Blueprint for Action documents how New Mexico could make major strides toward reducing emissions of global warming gases over the next several decades by adopting a series of policy strategies to improve energy efficiency and reduce the use of fossil fuels.

(March 2006)
Shifting Gears: 20 Tools for Reducing Global Warming Pollution from New England's Transportation System

Transportation is the leading source of carbon dioxide emissions in New England. To meet the region’s targets for reducing its contribution to global warming, policy-makers must find ways to reduce emissions from the transportation sector. Shifting Gears provides 20 policy ideas the region’s leaders can use to reduce transportation-sector emissions, along with case studies describing how communities and states in New England and elsewhere are using those ideas to curb global warming pollution and expand transportation choices.

(March 2006)

Air pollution takes a significant toll on human health in North Carolina every year, shortening thousands of lives and sending thousands of people to area hospitals. Air Pollution and Public Health in North Carolina estimates the number of premature deaths, hospital admissions, asthma attacks, missed work days and other health consequences of air pollution in the state, recommending a series of steps toward cleaner air.

(February 2006)
State Clean Cars Programs: An Effective Way to Slash Global Warming Pollution

While the Bush administration and federal policymakers continue to resist efforts to reduce global warming pollution, many states are taking dramatic, effective actions to address the threat—including the adoption of the “Clean Cars Program” which sets limits on global warming pollution from cars, light trucks and SUVs. The 10 states that have adopted the Clean Cars Program will cut global warming pollution from cars, light trucks and SUVs by 64 million metric tons per year in 2020, while saving consumers money and reducing the nation’s reliance on oil

(February 2006)

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