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1 Introduction
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... balance of payments deficit and raises security challenges. In 2009, prospects were heightened for significant federal action to reduce energy imports and respond to climate change when a new Congress and a new administration arrived in Washington.
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... House of Representatives, unveiled a sweeping proposal for reauthorizing transportation legislation, which included significant linkages to the climate change legislation already passed in the House. The House climate bill, the proposed climate bill of Chairman Boxer and Senator Kerry, and the proposed surface transportation reauthorization legislation of Chairman Oberstar would require extensive new planning processes under which officials at the federal, state, and local levels would set targets for transportation GHG reduction and then develop plans and programs to achieve them.
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... The Obama administration's strong commitment to investment in high-speed passenger rail is also considered a mitigation policy. Although mitigation policies are most prominent, it is also important to adapt to climate change.
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... REPORT ORGANIZATION Chapter 2 provides an overview of existing federal transportation and transportation-related research programs addressing climate change and energy. It provides a description of the scale and scope of these programs.
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... 2008. Special Report 290: Potential Impacts of Climate Change on U.S.

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