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5/9/2008



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New York MTA to share greenhouse gas emissions data


New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) recently joined The Climate Registry, a non-profit organization formed in March 2007. The registry aims to measure and publicly report greenhouse gas emissions in a “common, accurate and transparent manner across industry sectors and borders,” according to a prepared statement.

MTA will measure, independently verify and publicly report its greenhouse gas emissions to the registry annually.

“We hope that by voluntarily reporting our emissions to The Climate Registry, we will better understand ways the agency can reduce its carbon footprint,” said MTA Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Lee Sander in a prepared statement.

Environmental sustainability is one of Sander’s seven strategic priorities for the agency. Last month, the MTA Commission on Sustainability issued a series of interim recommendations on ways the agency can reduce its carbon footprint.


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