In the Northwest states, 53 percent of our CO2 emissions from fossil fuels stem from transportation uses including commute traffic, freight, and planes. Our transportation sector produces more thanΒ three timesΒ as much climate pollution as electricity production does.

Northwest States (ID, OR, WA)

Western United States

In the US West as a whole, transportation accounts for 44 percent of fossil fuel CO2 emissions, by far the biggest source of emissions:

Washington

Oregon

Idaho

 

October 29, 2007