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Globalwarming.org:The Case Against “Drilling for Roads”
This coming Monday, January 30, CEI will hold a Capitol Hill briefing regarding recent congressional proposals to fund federal surface transportation investments by directing into the Highway Trust Fund revenue raised from expanded energy production. This is widely known as “drilling for roads.” While we certainly support expanding domestic oil and gas drilling, there are major problems with such a proposal. I previously blogged on this topic here and here.
If the federal government is going to continue funding highways at the level that it currently does, it will need additional revenue. The current program faces several major challenges. > View the full commentary on Globalwarming.org
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