House Transportation Budget Bill Targets Rail, Aviation, Vehicle GHGs

September 14, 2021
Democrats on the House transportation committee are pushing budget reconciliation legislation that would seek greenhouse gas cuts from rail and aviation, including implementing a carbon offsets program for international flights, establishing a GHG performance standard for highway funds and promoting greater use of mass transit. The committee’s bill, being floated for consideration in Democrats’ broader reconciliation measure that could cost up to $3.5 trillion, also would appropriate more funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to respond to climate-related...

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