Biden Regime Trots Out New Greenhouse Reductions For Highways

Typical dictatorial over-reach from people who do nothing to practice what they force everyone else to practice

Biden Admin Rolled Out A Massive Highway Emissions Rule On Thanksgiving Eve

The Biden administration unveiled a massive set of highway emissions regulations on Wednesday as Americans were settling in for the holiday weekend.

The finalized ruleannounced by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), effectively requires state and local transportation agencies to establish greenhouse gas reduction targets for federally-funded roadway projects. Critics of the rule assert that it is an attempt to use federal highway funding as a cudgel to impose climate policies on state and municipal governments.

“Federal overreach to advance a misguided climate agenda has become a staple of the Biden administration,” Republican West Virginia Sen. Shelley Moore Capito told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “The final rule, which imposes the performance measure and the requirement to set greenhouse gas targets on state departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations (MPO), is just one more example of these harmful regulations.”

And, of course, Los Federales essentially take tons of money from taxpayers and feed it back into the states for a goodly chunk of road projects, from highways and on down.

Similar emissions reduction requirements for federally-funded highway projects were deliberately excluded from the bipartisan infrastructure law as Congress was negotiating on the package, which President Joe Biden signed into law in November 2021, Capito told the DCNF.

“Without the authority to impose this mandate, the FHWA is ignoring the letter of the law to finalize a rule that hampers the ability of state DOTs and MPOs to address the transportation needs of their constituents,” Capito told the DCNF.

They do not care. They’ll probably find some small tiny bit of writing in some law to justify this, which is why Congress should be writing specific, targeted legislation with no leeway, rather than giant laws that are vague.

“It’s not surprising the Biden administration had Mayor Pete drop this regulation just as many Americans were fighting traffic to be with family on Thanksgiving on roads he won’t fix because he’s squandering gas tax money on bike lanes and climate nonsense,” Dan Kish, senior research fellow for the Institute for Energy Research, told the DCNF. “They don’t let the law get in the way of them imposing new edicts on Americans.”

They do not care.

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8 Responses to “Biden Regime Trots Out New Greenhouse Reductions For Highways”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    The horror! Giving US states the authority (and resources) to set their own targets.

    SUMMARY: Extreme weather because of climate change impacts the safety and
    mobility of Americans and challenges the stability of the transportation system. To help
    address the climate crisis, this final rule amends FHWA’s regulations governing national
    performance management measures and establishes a method for the measurement and
    reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with transportation (GHG
    measure) under Title 23, United States Code (U.S.C.). It requires State departments of
    transportation (State DOT) and metropolitan planning organizations (MPO) to establish
    declining carbon dioxide (CO2) targets for the GHG measure and report on progress
    toward the achievement of those targets.
    The rule does not mandate how low targets
    must be. Rather, State DOTs and MPOs have flexibility to set targets that are appropriate
    for their communities
    and that work for their respective climate change and other policy
    priorities, as long as the targets aim to reduce emissions over time.

    The horror! “It” REQUIRES…

    Of course, Mr Teach and Tucker Carlson’s THE DAILY CALLER do not “believe” that global warming is a threat so they make scheisse up.

    Ignoring Mr Teach’s favorite “weasel” word, “essentially”… Los Federales essentially take tons of money from taxpayers and feed it back into the states

    Yes, the US collects taxes from rich states (NY, NJ, TX, CA, MA, FL, IL, CT etc) and transfers money to poorer states MS, MO, LA, AL, OK, AR, WV etc. The horror!

    • James Lewis says:

      Chicken Little:

      You are dumber than dirt or just a Leftie socialist. Maybe both. Others can decide.

      “The horror! Giving US states the authority (and resources) to set their own target.”

      Doing what??? Have you ever read the 10th Amendment???

      “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

  2. Jl says:

    The horror..”extreme weather because of climate change impacts the safety and mobility and challenges the stability of the transportation system”. Except for the inconvenient fact the “impacts” aren’t any worse than they used to be, so it’s all based on a false premise. Some things never change…

  3. drowningpuppies says:

    But, but Brandon’s for the little people, don’t cha know.

    Inflation surged to the highest level in over 40 years. Despite slowing their rise lately, consumer prices are up nearly 17.1% overall. Gasoline is up 50.3%.

    Average weekly earnings haven’t kept pace with prices. After adjusting for inflation, “real” weekly earnings dropped 3.9%.

    Debt held by the public has increased by 22.5%.

    The trade deficit for goods and services has gone up by 24.6%.

    But greenhouse emissions, yo.

    Bwaha! Lolgf

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Highest inflation after 1980 occurred under St Reagan!!

      • James Lewis says:

        Chicken Little

        “Highest inflation after 1980 occurred under St Reagan!!”

        And it was triggered by the actions of the third worst president in history. (Biden-Obama-Carter 1-2-3) Regan finally got it under control.

        But we should not forget the Democratic House of Representatives who voted down new drilling 5 times in the spring of 2008 thus convincing the world that another shortage was coming and drove oil prices to over $125. Bush tried to stop the oncoming recession by opening up off shore drilling with an first week of July and prcies did fall. But it was too late. The Democats had once again destroyed the economy.

      • drowningpuppies says:

        The fat boy tries deflecting and cries when presented with verifiable facts..

  4. Mad Celt says:

    Screw Brandon and the broken down nag he rode in on.

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