U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group released a new report on Thursday that exposes highway boondoggles across the country that, if completed, would not only waste billions of dollars but also worsen climate change, harm air quality and pave over homes and businesses – while serving to deepen the United States’ destructive dependency on cars. This Seventh edition of our annual HighwayBoondoggles report highlights $22 billion worth of dubious highway expansion projects around the country.
“Every time we spend money on infrastructure, we have an opportunity to re-envision the future,” said Matt Casale, U.S. PIRG Education Fund Environment Campaigns director. “We should not invest in highway boondoggles that will exacerbate our pollution and global warming problems. The projects that we choose to invest in should be ones that are going to make American lives better.”
You can read the report here.