U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today released the below statement following the Biden Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) proposed rule to impose greenhouse gas emissions performance measures on state departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations without any authority from Congress:

“In the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Congress included provisions to address climate change and the resiliency of transportation infrastructure in a bipartisan way. This greenhouse gas performance measure announced today was not part of that legislation. Unfortunately, this action follows a common theme by both DOT and the administration, which is implementing partisan policy priorities they wish had been included in the bipartisan bill that the president signed into law.”

The Biden FHWA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the measure can be found here. 

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