WAUKESHA COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION LEAGUE
The current surface transportation system in Waukesha County relies mainly upon the automobile. This reliance causes a large number of environmental and social problems. The region exceeds national standards of air pollution established by the Federal Clean Air Act of 1990 Automobile and service station emissions are major contributors to this problem. Runoff from pavement surfaces fouls the area's waterways and ground water. Expansion of roadways directly and indirectly causes permanent damage to sensitive and unique environmental areas such as woodlands, wetlands, farmland and prairie remnants. Expansion of roadways also encourages urban sprawl.
The Waukesha County Environmental Action League supports the following programs & policies regarding surface transportation;
Automobiles: WEAL advocates a general "no new roads" policy in Waukesha County.
Present transportation trends and systems within Waukesha County and its environs are threatening the quality of life and natural resources of the county. All residents and businesses contribute to the pollution problems in a variety of ways. Through a variety of small individual efforts, like trip reduction and car pooling, citizens of Waukesha County can contribute to a cleaner environment.
Written 1992 MYB
Revised 7/97 ADS