Obama to propose $10-a-barrel oil tax to fund rail and highway projects

President Obama is proposing a $10-a-barrel oil tax, phased in over five years, to pay for a variety of transportation initiatives, including new rail corridors, highway projects, pilot projects for self-driving cars and other technologies it said fall under the goal of a “clean transportation” system. Republican congressional leaders, however, were quick to condemn it. […]

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