House Transport Bill Floats Key Climate Provisions Amid Broader Debate

June 4, 2021
House Democrats’ new bill reauthorizing surface transportation programs is threaded with multiple climate change-related provisions including new greenhouse gas performance measures, with the legislation potentially poised to form a key component of a broader infrastructure package. The $547 billion measure, scheduled to be marked up June 9 by the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee (T&I), also includes a new program giving states flexibility to fund projects that curb carbon emissions; boosted transit and rail spending that backers embrace as a...

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