Union Pacific recognizes that we must preserve the environment in which we operate. We believe that any long-term approach to climate change must include measures that fuse a reduced carbon footprint together with economic growth and prosperity. That is why we do our part to protect the environment, while enabling a strong, sustainable and resilient economy that can respond with innovation in the face of challenges.
The Association of American Railroads has determined that if just 10 percent of the nation's long-haul freight currently moving on highways was diverted to rail, 1 billion gallons of fuel would be saved and greenhouse gas emissions would decrease by 10 million tons. Union Pacific seeks to protect the earth in ways that extend beyond the competitive environmental advantage that trains offer. We invest in technology and training, and we continue to actively work to reduce the impacts of our operations.