Today’s Headlines

  • Fossil fuel burners resort to an innovative new strategy to defeat climate legislation, prodding their employees to become grassroots lobbyists (The Hill)
  • The World Series is sparking another kind of competition — between local transit agencies that want to help shuttle the crowds (DailyRecord.com)
  • Friends of the Earth remakes that catchy "I’m Just a Bill" song for this year’s climate change fight (WSJ Blog)
  • That Subsidyscope report on Amtrak’s per-passenger money loss? It doesn’t mean much (Yglesias)
  • China’s new high-speed rail plans are making one airline nervous about losing customers (Bloomberg)

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