Congress Introduces CRA To Nullify Emissions Rule

February 20, 2024

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) finalized a rule late last year imposing greenhouse gas emissions performance measures on state transportation departments and metropolitan planning organizations when determining state projects. This misguided regulation would saddle states with burdensome and unlawful requirements, which negatively impact rural communities and the supply chain. FHWA moved forward with the rule despite knowing they did not have the authority to finalize it and needed Congressional approval.

Therefore, NCBA joined with a coalition of agricultural, transportation and business groups to oppose this federal overreach and urged Congress to take action to block the rule. In an effort to do so, U.S. Reps. Rick Crawford of Arkansas and Sam Graves from Missouri, along with U.S. Sens. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota and Joe Manchin from West Virginia, recently introduced a Congressional Review Act (CRA) that would nullify the rule.