CEI Podcast for December 15, 2011: Drilling for Roads

Have a listen here.

Land-use and Transportation Policy Analyst Marc Scribner looks at House Republicans’ “drilling for roads” proposal and finds it wanting. Under this proposal, the federal government would allow more fossil fuel extraction from federally owned lands, as well as offshore. Some of the revenue would go into the federal Highway Trust Fund. This would politicize transportation even more than it already is, and would lead to adverse consequences.