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Energy and Emissions

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Transportation accounts for half of urban air pollution and 70 percent of U.S. oil consumption, resulting in the United States sending over $90 billion abroad to pay for petroleum imports in 2015. Better, more efficient transportation reduces pollution and puts money back into the American economy. FHWA is working with States and metropolitan areas to:

Guidance: Addressing emissions in project development and environmental review

Background: Transportation and Emissions

Updated: 1/13/2017
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