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Rhodes to address campaign's carbon footprint

Apr 23, 2018 3:45 am
David Lombardo is reporting for Capitol Confidential Democrat Gareth Rhodes is taking steps to offset his campaign’s carbon footprint. The RV driving 19th Congressional District primary candidate announced he will spend $4,000, approximately what the campaign has invested in fuel, to purchase carbon offsets through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Rhodes’ budget for the next RGGI auction on June 13 should allow him to purchase the equivalent carbon pollution of 96 cars driving for an entire year, according to his campaign. “By taking this action, we will more than offset our campaign’s carbon emissions, stop the fossil fuel industry from polluting by another 450 metric tons, and help invest resources back into our communities to get more solar panels on more roofs,” Rhodes said. He has traveled to more than 100 of the 163 towns in the district in a 1999 Ford Winnebago. The campaign believes Rhodes is the first major party congressional candidate in New York to take steps to offset his carbon footprint.  Read the full story at Capitol Confidential, a Times Union blog.
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