Skip to comments.Pete Buttigieg speaks out... on climate - cars & trucks gotta go, time to walk or bike (only 9.26 years left)
Posted on 10/18/2021 3:42:39 PM PDT by Libloather
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has faced a flurry of criticism from Republicans for taking paid parental leave with his husband and two newborns.
But Buttigieg wants to refocus the conversation on another topic entirely: climate change.
“Inevitably, every transportation decision is a climate decision, whether we acknowledge it or not,” Buttigieg said in an interview with The Climate 202. “So I think that's absolutely part of our mandate and part of our set of responsibilities as a department.”
Cars and trucks account for the bulk of the sector's pollution, according to data from the Environmental Protection Agency. And in addition to boosting electric-vehicle adoption, Buttigieg said DOT will help more Americans ditch their cars for lower-carbon alternatives such as mass transit, biking and walking.
“We have to make cars clean, which is what EVs can do, and we have to give people good transportation alternatives,” he said. “I often say you shouldn't have to take two tons of metal along with you everywhere you go.”
Asked to identify specific steps DOT is taking to reduce emissions from transportation, Buttigieg said the department is encouraging the use of sustainable aviation fuels, making climate “much more explicit” in its grant programs, and reactivating a climate center within DOT that was dormant during the Trump administration. He declined to offer new details about forthcoming regulations.
Infrastructure bill, COP26 A roughly $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill in Congress is being delayed as progressives refuse to vote on it until the passage of a massive tax-and-spending package, which they say would do more to combat climate change.
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Good luck to any tradesperson biking their tools to work.
The Secretary of Transportation is against transportation.
Does Buttfudge’s bike have a real seat, or just a stem?
But the politicians will still have their limos with their personal drivers.
I'm sure his butthole is plenty sore after all that.
Who wouldn't need time off?
mebe we get the illegals to pull rickshaws full of stuff from the port of LA to all the shopping malls....
I wonder what steps he personally is taking to reduce he carbon footprint.
Or if he considers himself exempt because he’s one of our betters and can justify for himself what he denies the rest of us.
Yes, that’s rhetorical.
These crazies need to go before they destroy everything , no cars and trucks , what fantasy world is he living in
That baby mayor pete stole from some woman prolly burps and poops a lot
Has mayor pete purchased the requisate offsetting carbon credits
If they want people to use mass transit, they better get crime under control ASAP. Ironically, we have a large (4’x2’x1’) case and tools my husband’s great grandfather used in his job as a carpenter. He biked around Pasadena with that case balanced on the handlebars. Wouldn’t recommend that.
That was a time of many craftsmen.
These days it’s not easy to find people who want to work with hand tools.
“We’re going to give you this and we’re going to give you that”.
What an arrogant little prick. I hope he gets hit by a truck.
Just go back to unpowered hand tools and it is no problem, right?
The long-time dream of every Democrat thug - the power to brutally oppress freedom to travel.
And the basic objective of the global warming lie.
Agreed. I keep thinking that someday we will refurbish those wonderful tools. It was also a little safer to bike around Pasadena in the early 1900s.
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