You Can’t Build Roads Without Oil

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 allocates $110 billion for the construction and repair of roads and bridges. The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 spends hundreds of billions of dollars on renewable energy, with the ultimate goal of phasing out fossil fuels. But how are we going to build roads without oil?

According to data from the Federal Highway Administration, 94% of road miles in the US are paved, the substance that forms the bottom of oil tanks. We don’t refine oil just to make asphalt. It’s a by-product left behind in the fuel production process. And it’s not the only one.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/you-cant-build-roads-without-oil-fossil-fuel-refining-asphalt-renewables-synthetic-materials-consumer-products-biden-11664982934 You Can’t Build Roads Without Oil

Edmund DeMarche

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