Today’s Headlines

  • How Will Energy Czar Browner Use Her Growing Clout? (Politico)
  • Tom Friedman Asks: Where’s America’s Moonshot to Achieve Energy Independence? (NYT)
  • GOP Takeover Could Threaten High-Speed Rail Plans (Transport Politic)
  • LA and Beijing Partner to Seek Traffic Solutions (AP)
  • Polls Show Why Brown, Crist’s Constituents Should Embrace Climate Action (Clean Technica)
  • Why Is the Public So Reluctant to Pay for Transportation? (Transpo Nation)
  • San Francisco Envisions a Less Car-Centric Future (Grist)
  • NTSB Official: We Need to Get Serious About the Dangers of Fatigue on the Roads (WaPo)
  • New Map Offers a Global View of Fine Air Pollution (WSJ)
  • LaHood: Let’s End the Deadly Epidemic of Distracted Driving (Fastlane)

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Launching the Campaign for Carbon Taxes

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Streetsblog contributor Charles Komanoff, along with Daniel Rosenblum, today announce the foundation of their new organization, the Carbon Tax Center. The Center’s mission is "to educate and inform policymakers, opinion leaders and the public, including grassroots organizations, about the benefits of and critical need for significant, rising and equitable taxes on carbon emissions from fossil […]

Today’s Headlines

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Readers tee off on columnist Samuelson’s ill-informed criticisms of high-speed rail (WaPo) Days after hypocrisy charges fly, Louisiana Gov. Jindal yanks his state’s request for high-speed rail money (AP) Why carbon emissions caps and energy modernization work best as a duo (WSJ) A defense of Oberstar’s decision not to hold August town-hall meetings (PineandLakes.com) Toyota […]

Today’s Headlines

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Who Will Chair the House Energy and Commerce Committee? (The Hill) No Need to Worry About Climate Change, Says Illinois Rep. John Shimkus (Politico) Even Fox Wonders Why America Has Been Left So Far Behind on High-Speed Rail (Fox Business News) Truckers’ Take on Local Election Results: Little Appetite for Transportation Initiatives. Really? (Land Line) […]

Today’s Headlines

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Why is a federal energy efficiency push such a big deal? Because states like Wyoming see conservation as a national and local issue, not one to be solved at their level (NYT) New Subsidyscope report finds that Amtrak loses an average of $32 per passenger (AP) Congressional impasse over long-term federal transportation legislation is having […]

Today’s Headlines

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Omnibus Spending Bill Brims With Earmarks (Politico) The Livable Communities Act Faces Uncertain Future (Sustainable Cities Collective) Reticent Sen. Bingaman Speaks Out on Energy Bill Plans (The Hill) In San Fransisco, Congestion Pricing Plan Inflames Passions (Streetsblog SF, Transpo Nation) Study: Southwest Most Vulnerable to Climate Change (ClimateWire) Why the Feds Should Care About Sidewalks […]