Colorado Exemplifies Climate Controversy on Transportation


Highway bridge.

Colorado legislators are facing conflict as they try to pass a multibillion transportation bill funded by new fees on gas purchases and other items. Environmental advocates are asking for concessions that would tackle climate change.

According to a report in the Denver Post, the bill calls for “a variety of road user-type fees that would be paid by drivers, the trucking industry, electric vehicle owners” and others who benefit from road use. The paper cites a delivery fee that would add 27 cents.

Environmental advocates are rejecting efforts to expand “pollution-producing highways,” the paper reported.

Source: The Denver Post