Do Illinois’ transportation plans match its climate promises?

Illinois leaders have congratulated themselves on the passage of climate legislation and committed to upholding the promises in the Paris Climate Agreement. However, some are pointing out that Illinois has plans to widen and expand roads, which could encourage more vehicular traffic and increase emissions. We were joined by one such critic from the Urban Institute as well as the executive director of the Illinois Environmental Council to talk about the intersection of sustainability and transportation.


Yonah Freemark

Senior Research Associate, Urban Institute

Jennifer Walling

Executive Director, Illinois Environmental Council

Listen to the full discussion here.

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