On highway pollution, Trump gives transportation sector a pass

The Trump administration has delayed enforcing a regulation that requires state and local officials to measure carbon emissions related to highways. The transportation sector is one of the largest contributors of greenhouse gas emissions, the primary driver of climate change and a proven health risk. The Federal Highway Administration has singled out the provision for additional review and comment—despite the rule having received almost 9,000 comments when first introduced last year. The agency also indicated that it may postpone other parts of the rule for a year while Trump officials decide whether to revise or rescind them.

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