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Posted December 18, 2013

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— A two-year educational campaign will use billboards in 24 North Carolina counties to encourage drivers to change their habits to cut vehicle emissions.

The billboards will be throughout the Triangle, Triad, Charlotte and Asheville areas, all of which experience problems with air quality tied to emissions, officials said.

"Motor vehicles account for about half of all greenhouse gas emissions in North Carolina and up to 70 percent in urban areas. So, reaching drivers is key to addressing this issue," Transportation Secretary Tony Tata said.

The state Department of Transportation is partnering with the North Carolina Solar Center and the North Carolina Outdoor Advertising Association on the campaign.

The billboards encourage people to take actions such as using alternative fuels, taking public transit or slowing down to conserve fuel.

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  • simplelogic Dec 19, 2013

    "or 97% of the scientists who depend on gov't contracts to pay their large salaries"

    LOL!! "scientists" and "large salaries" don't belong in the same sentence.

  • downtowner Dec 19, 2013

    These billboards are probably propaganda funded by natural gas companies in order to convince the general public to embrace fracking in NC. Not on my watch.

  • Offshore Dec 19, 2013

    Sure, keep telling yourself humans can't contribute to global warming, and ignoring the 97% of worldwide scientist that do.
    Bill Brasky

    Is that 97% of the scientists in the field or 97% of the scientists who depend on gov't contracts to pay their large salaries???

  • 1983rs Dec 19, 2013

    you forgot to mention the greedy oil and fuel companies(you the ones with the record profits every year), we know they have our best interest in mind..

  • whatelseisnew Dec 19, 2013

    Gee the other day "Experts" changed the numbers for blood pressure levels that require medication. We have NO experts on the Climate. None. We do have people interested in keeping their money pot flowing and greedy politicians eager to seize more money.

  • whatelseisnew Dec 19, 2013

    " ie there is no scienetific proof that smoking cuases cancer...they blew that smoke for years while knowing the truth.."

    Eating causes cancer. Have you stopped yet. Also, the so-called science around climate change is about money and nothing else. It always has been about money.

    "Sure, keep telling yourself humans can't contribute to global warming, and ignoring the 97% of worldwide scientist that do. Bill Brasky"

    Really 97 percent. Hardly. It is just they get a lot of media hype and hype from greedy politicians that want to seize ever more money. If this was TRULY this huge danger you would not create a system of CARBON Credits that would actually encourage pollution, you would do what Obama is doing to the coal industry. Do everything you can to destroy it. So for example, the EPA could put onerous regs onto gas stations that would force them to raise up fuel prices say to 12 dollars a gallon. People will then use less gas.

  • 1983rs Dec 19, 2013

    the main source of anti-climate change "science" is the same "researcher and author" employed by the tobbaco industry to disclaim and disprove that smoking ws harmfull to public health.. ie there is no scienetific proof that smoking cuases cancer...they blew that smoke for years while knowing the truth..

  • BernsteinIII Dec 19, 2013

    "It has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt that humans contribute .0001% to the global warming hysteria." admyank

    Cite your source please.

  • admyank Dec 19, 2013

    Soooo.... Propane is oil based compressed gas. How is it clean? Natural Gas still leaves co2 - so not sure if it fits most liberal idea of clean energy.

    It has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt that humans contribute .0001% to the global warming hysteria.

    I still ask this - if humans are such a big contributor - then why are the outer planets also warming? The Moon has warmed and there's no atmosphere or humans on it.

    So the argument by 97% of scientists, which some of them are not climatologists at all - is weak at best.

  • Gary_too Dec 19, 2013

    Sure, keep telling yourself humans can't contribute to global warming, and ignoring the 97% of worldwide scientist that do.
    Bill Brasky

    Neither China nor India, two of the largest polluters in the world are doing anything, actually accelerating "pollution" in their countries and you want us to kill our economy to make up for their sins. This whole global warming religion is nothing more than another wealth redistribution scheme perpetrated by your left-wing zealots.

    Their has been NO global warming at all for over 17 years while the CO2 levels have continued to increase. Arctic ice is up over 50%, polar bears at an all time high in population, but your 'scientists', who survive, no, thrive off this hoax keep changing the goal posts to keep the hoax alive. Keep on believing, Obama will save you from prosperity.

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