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AGC, Industry Allies Successful in Effort to Suspend FHWA Greenhouse Gas Measures

May 19, 2017

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will announce in tomorrow’s Federal Register that it will indefinitely suspend portions of a rule requiring states to develop performance measurements for tracking Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions for federal-aid highway projects.  The suspension of the rule is a significant victory for AGC and our industry allies who fought the GHG rule that was issued in the waning days of the Obama Administration.

AGC questioned FHWA’s authority to issue the rule at the time and had asked Transportation Secretary Chao to consider rescinding it as the regulation goes beyond requirements outlined in the surface transportation authorization legislation, MAP-21. AGC will continue to monitor this issue, as the Federal Register notice stated that FHWA will be publishing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the “coming week” pertaining the GHG measure.

For more information, contact Sean O’Neill at or (703) 837-8892.

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