How Clean Fuel Standards Benefit Washington Communities

How Clean Fuel Standards Benefit Washington Communities

July 20,2021 — PortofSeattle.org

At the Port of Seattle, we view the growth of the region as a success story, as our booming economy and high quality of life attract more and more residents to the area. We also recognize these benefits come with challenges including risks to our climate and our health. For example, in Washington state, the transportation sector including aviation, cars, trucks, boats, and trains, is responsible for 40 percent of the state’s carbon (greenhouse gas) emissions, the pollution that causes global warming. Moreover, on-road and off-road vehicles emit more than 90 percent of the region’s diesel particulate, pollution that may increase risk for diseases such as asthma, cardio-vascular diseases, and even premature death.  (Sources: Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, and the Environmental Protection Agency)

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