Northeast States Pledge to Cut Transportation Emissions

Nine Northeast and mid-Atlantic states pledged Tuesday to cooperate on a new system to limit greenhouse gas emissions from burning transportation fuels like gasoline and diesel.

In a joint statement, the states and Washington, D.C., said they’ll formulate a detailed plan within a year to cap emissions and direct more resources toward low-carbon transportation, among other goals.

The pact is being endorsed by Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and D.C., but those participants hope to get more onboard.