For Immediate Release: May 10, 2023
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Today, more than 125 leading environmental and transportation groups urged the Biden Administration to move faster to fully complete their proposed greenhouse gas emission rule that was first proposed last July.
Today the groups released a letter organized by the National Campaign for Transit Justice and signed by Transportation for America, U.S. PIRG, NRDC, 350.org, Union of Concerned Scientists, Sierra Club, National Association of City Transportation Officials, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and many others to Transportation Secretary Buttigieg and OMB Director Young expressing concern and urging action.
The letter says, in part:
“We write to you today because we are concerned that the Biden Administration’s proposed rule requiring state departments of transportation to measure greenhouse gas emissions and establish targets to lower those emissions has not yet been completed. Given the urgency of the climate crisis, we urge you to move this rule through the regulatory process without further delay.”
“The rule is also very popular, with more than 100,000 comments in support of the Department of Transportation’s proposed greenhouse gas rule were submitted during the comment period.
IIJA is a historic investment in our nation’s infrastructure, and the public has a right to know how those funds affect our climate future. The addition of the greenhouse gas measure to the Department’s existing performance measurement framework will shine needed light on the climate impacts of these investments and lead to more informed decision-making.
The climate crisis is not coming; it is here now. And given that urgency, we ask for your support in quickly finalizing this rule to meet the moment of crisis we are in.”
Click here for the full letter, and all the signers