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New Obama Administration Emissions Proposal

Targets greenhouse gas emissions created by transportation projects

April 19, 2016

The Obama administration has begun a quiet push to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions created by transportation projects, a new front in the president’s global fight to limit climate change.

The report on Politico.com says the Obama administration is ready to propose new rules that could force recipients of federally funded transportation dollars, such as states and cities, to monitor, report and set climate targets to improve their performance.

It is a touchy subject given the calls for more attention to be paid to the nation's failing infrastructure. More regulatory speedbumps will only add to the project approval process.

Read more of Politico.com's report here:

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