Transportation and the Environment

How does transportation affect the environment?

According to the NH Department of Environmental Services

The transportation sector, including highway vehicles, aircraft, ships and boats, is a significant source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In 2011, this sector emitted 27 percent of the GHG emissions in the US 1. Of these, the largest contributors are passenger cars and light duty trucks.

 Other resources can be found at the US Environmental Protection Agency.