Monday is Earth Day, and commuters have a new incentive to make a change.
Though dairy farms, air travel and oil and gas refineries have come under fire in California’s fight against climate change, they are not the biggest culprit.
That dubious honor lies with the passenger vehicle. The tailpipes of the cars and pick-up trucks that flood California’s freeways every morning and afternoon generate more than one-fourth of the greenhouse gas emissions in the state, according to air quality regulators.
Emissions from cars outstrip all other single sources of greenhouse gases in California, including the freight and shipping industry, oil and gas production, and all the state’s commercial and residential real estate combined.
Read the full story on LATimes.com.
#EarthDay = free rides on Metro Bus and Rail, and use promo code 4222019 to unlock free rides at Metro Bike Share stations. Look for roving teams on our system who will be handing out stickers today! pic.twitter.com/ZbJjbQ5YpW
— LA Metro (@metrolosangeles) April 22, 2019
We're celebrating #EarthDay with FREE rides tomorrow on bus, rail and bike! Leave the car at home and take a ride instead — Mother Earth will thank you. https://t.co/gqNEYrxKNM pic.twitter.com/FWkSQUp3QG
— LA Metro (@metrolosangeles) April 21, 2019