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Transportation Bill Needs a Better Outcome in Two Years
"This Has Not Been a Pretty Process"

WASHINGTON (July 6, 2012) --- The following is a statement by Deron Lovaas, federal transportation policy director at the Natural Resources Defense Council, upon the signing of the transportation bill today by President Obama.

"This has not been a pretty process, watching House Republicans delay a jobs bill while trying to load it with a slew of anti-environmental provisions. While the worst riders were dropped, the result still was a mess of a bill that reduces public oversight of highway projects and cuts funding for transportation choices that would have reduced traffic while lessening our dependence on oil. We will work toward a better result in two years, when Congress again must take up this important issue"

For more details on the transportation bill, please see Deron’s blog here: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/dlovaas/congress_takes_up_a_throwback.html


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