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Climate Change in Texas

Texas could spend federal funds meant to cut carbon emissions on highway projects

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act required Texas’ transportation agency to create a carbon reduction strategy to get $641 million federal dollars. Critics say the plan is unlikely to meaningfully cut greenhouse gasses from the state’s massive transportation sector.

Rush hour traffic passes by on Interstate 35 through downtown Austin on the evening of Sept. 7, 2023.

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