Hoeven: Biden Administration Imposing Burdensome CO2 Targets on State Transportation Projects, Increasing Costs to Taxpayers

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) proposed reinstating an Obama-era rule to require state departments of transportation to set and enforce targets for reducing CO2 emissions from vehicle traffic.

“Our nation is facing historic levels of inflation, and this overreaching regulation is another example of the Biden administration imposing higher costs on the American people,” said Hoeven. “The proposed rule goes well beyond any authority granted by Congress to the FHWA and would significantly burden state-level investments in roadways, bridges, highways and other transportation projects. That’s exactly the wrong approach for our country. We should instead provide regulatory relief to help taxpayer dollars go further and support needed investment in our nation’s transportation systems.”