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Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition

The Chicago Area Clean Cities coalition works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to reduce petroleum use in transportation.
Chicago Area Clean Cities coalition

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Samantha Bingham
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Clean Cities Coordinator

Samantha Bingham
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Samantha Bingham is an Environmental Policy Analysis for the City of Chicago and has served as the coordinator for the Chicago Clean Cities coalition since 2006. Samantha manages several of the city's air quality improvement programs, coordinates responses to grant solicitations, and through analytical support and subject-matter knowledge assists in developing city policies and ordinances. In her role as a Clean Cities coordinator, Samantha encourages local fleets to use alternative fuels, alternative fuel vehicles, and clean vehicle technologies to reduce petroleum dependence and improve air quality.

Since assuming her coordinator role, Bingham has helped organize over 50 coalition events and meetings, contributed to the development of neighborhood electric vehicle and idling reduction ordinances in the city of Chicago, and assisted coalition stakeholders in securing over $19 million in grant funding.

Bingham has a bachelor's in public affairs from Indiana University's School of Public Affairs and Environmental Management.

Chicago Dept of Transportation
30 N LaSalle St, Ste 500
Chicago, IL 60602

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Chicago Area Clean Cities coalition Statistics
Population: 8,389,726
Area: 3,761 sq. mi.
Boundaries: Counties: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, Will
Designated: May 13, 1994   
Alternative Fueling Stations:
   Biodiesel (B20 and above): 9
   Natural Gas: 41
   Ethanol (E85): 108
   Electric: 714
   Hydrogen: 1
   Propane: 42
Petroleum and GHG Savings*
Total Gallons
Total GHG
by AFV
by AFV
Annual petroleum savings: 21,186,248 gasoline gallon equivalents
See the Gallons by AFV tab for a breakdown of AFV-based petroleum savings.
Annual greenhouse gas emissions avoided: 194,517 tons of CO2
See the GHG by AFV tab for a breakdown of AFV-based greenhouse gas savings.
Annual petroleum savings by alternative fuel vehicle project type: 18,986,695 gasoline gallon equivalents
Greenhouse gas emission reduced by alternative fuel vehicle project type: 167,247 tons of CO2
*2013 metrics