Issue / Emissions

Senators Discuss IIJA’s Impacts and Opportunities for Transit Investment, Safety, Emissions

The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs held a hearing this week with FTA Administrator Nuria Fernandez to discuss...

DOT Reinstates Greenhouse Emissions Measure for NHS

Last week, the Federal Highway Administration announced a proposed regulation requiring states and local planning agencies to measure...

FHWA Releases $1.2 Billion in Carbon Reduction Program FY22 Funding for Use

This week, the Federal Highway Administration released the guidance document that allows states to begin using the $1.2 billion in...

Webinar: Transit Strategies to Meet Climate Goals

Cutting greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, which account for 29 percent of total emissions in the United States, is going to...

DOT Releases Updated CAFE Standards

The U.S. Department of Transportation today released a new set of automotive fuel efficiency standards for model years 2024 through...

Here’s What Biden’s Budget Would Do, and Not Do, for Climate Change

The largest chunk of the $142 billion for transportation would be used to fix roads and bridges — or perhaps build new...

Appeals Court Lifts Injunction, Allowing Interim Social Cost of Carbon Standard to Be Used in Rules, EIS

On March 16, a federal appeals court removed an injunction that was blocking the ability of federal agencies, including the Department...

Federal Court Suspends “Social Cost of Carbon” Standard

A federal judge in Louisiana on February 11 issued an injunction halting the use of the interim “social cost of carbon” metric...

Centennial Anthology: A Collection of Essays and Ideas

Coming Out of the Crisis: A Look Past the Pandemic  The pandemic isn’t quite behind us, but every day the contours of the new...

Webinar: Electric Vehicle Charging Networks: Strategies, Data, and Models for States

As the Transportation sector continues to become more dependent on access to the electric power grid, increased coordination between...

EPW Panel Releases Revised Text of Its Budget Reconciliation Title

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today released its title of the "Build Back Better" budget reconciliation bill today,...

White House, Congress Push Plans for Reducing Emissions from Aviation

The Biden Administration yesterday announced a new initiative to develop sustainable aviation fuels. In an extensive fact sheet...

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