Chicago Area Clean Cities

The Chicago Area Clean Cities works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to save energy and promote the use of domestic fuels and advanced vehicle technologies in transportation.

Contact Information
Chicago city highway
30 N LaSalle St, Ste 500
Chicago, IL 60602
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Samantha Bingham

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.

General Stats

  • Designated: May 13, 1994
  • Population: 8,381,361
  • Area: 3,761 sq. mi.
  • Boundary: Counties: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, Will

Alternative Fueling Stations

Including public and private stations

Gas pump
  • Biodiesel (B20 and above): 15
  • Natural Gas: 35
  • Ethanol (E85): 152
  • Electric: 1107
  • Propane: 51

Energy Use Impact*

Annual Energy Impact

Annual Energy Impact by Alternative Fuel Vehicle Project Type

Emissions Reduced*

Annual Emissions Reduced

Emissions Reduced by Alternative Fuel Vehicle Project Type
*2016 DOE-Verified Metrics

Learn about just some of the projects from Chicago Area Clean Cities. Visit the Chicago Area Clean Cities website for more projects and information.

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