Congress Attempts to Turn Back Greenhouse Gas Metrics

Dozens of Republican congress members have issued a resolution to stop the Federal Highway Administration from imposing greenhouse gas performance metrics. 

A resolution of disapproval was introduced in both the House and Senate on Feb. 7. The rule, finalized in November 2023, requires each state’s Transportation Department to set emission reduction targets, but doesn’t set a mandate of a threshold to reach. 

The first target was required to be reported by Feb. 1, while subsequent targets should be reported no later than Oct. 1, 2026, according to the text. 

The House version is sponsored by Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and has 47 co-sponsors, while the Senate version is sponsored by Rep. Eric Crawford (R-Ark.) with 63 co-sponsors. Both have been referred to committee.