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July 13, 2024
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Analysis: Infrastructure Bill Could Increase GHG Emissions
States Free to Build New Roads that Increase Traffic
The infrastructure bill's $599 billion in surface transportation funding could increase emissions by 1.6% relative to the baseline, or reduce emissions by 1.3%, depending on how much is spent on new highway construction.
The infrastructure bill's $599 billion in surface transportation funding could increase emissions by 1.6% relative to the baseline, or reduce emissions by 1.3%, depending on how much is spent on new highway construction. | Georgetown Climate Center
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The bipartisan infrastructure bill touted to address climate change could cause increased GHG emissions because of state discretion over highway spending.
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