New Federal Rule Will Help Tackle Country’s Largest Source of Global Warming Pollution

Having states be required to report transportation sector emissions promotes transparency and encourages forward-thinking decisions.

According to U.S. Pirg, president Joe Biden’s administration announced a notice of proposed rulemaking on Thursday to address the climate impact of the nation’s transportation system. The rule, proposed by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), will require state transportation departments and ​​metropolitan planning organizations to report the carbon dioxide emissions of vehicles traveling on their respective sections of the federal highway system, and to set declining yearly emissions targets. The public will have 90 days to comment on the proposed rule.

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