Tell the Department of Transportation to tackle climate change

Re: Docket No. FHWA-2021-0004

Thank you for proposing greenhouse gas emissions performance standards for transportation. Transportation is the largest source of global warming pollution in the United States. Requiring states to track and report emissions from their highways will make it easier to pinpoint global warming pollution. But simply measuring climate pollution isn't enough.

Encouraging states to set climate targets that ratchet down over time will help reduce pollution. State DOTs should prioritize better, low-carbon transportation options that will address climate change while making transportation work better for everyone. That means focusing on solutions like better public transit, safer bike lanes and car-free roads.

This is a crucial step toward reeling in our transportation emissions and bringing transparency and accountability to state projects. I urge you to finalize this rule and steer us toward a healthier, cleaner and safer future.