More Roads Increase Traffic and Pollution

A recent report from the U.S. PIRG Education Fund supports linkage between highway construction and air pollution.
March 18, 2004, 9am PST | Erin Clark
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A study by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group concludes that while today's automobiles are cleaner than past versions, the number of miles traveled is significantly higher. "Adding new highway capacity, as the American Highway Users Alliance and other highway interests advocate, will do little to alleviate congestion in the long run and likely will exacerbate already severe air pollution problems in metropolitan areas across the country." [link to .pdf file]

Thanks to Erin Clark

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Published on Monday, March 1, 2004 in PIRG
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