Today’s Headlines

  • The Wall Street Journal editorial board and its, uh, actual reporters don’t see eye-to-eye on the climate issue (Grist)
  • Not a joke: Now that the developed world is consuming less of its oil, the Saudi government wants compensation (NYT)
  • The White House economic recovery effort is slated to release its first round of job-creation estimates and contracting data for the $787 billion stimulus … but a lot of info will be left out of this round (WSJ)
  • Reviewing Weyrich and Lind’s new book on why conservatives should support transit — because the government has already intervened enough in transportation policy (Politics Daily)
  • Chicago’s mayor says the city needs to rethink its policy of giving seniors free transit rides (AP)
  • Bombardier, which could help build high-speed rail in America, snags a $383 million deal for Italian electrified trains (Bloomberg)
  • The Bush administration knew in 2007 that CO2 emissions were a threat to public health, and the document it went to great pains to keep secret is now public (Greenwire)

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