Today’s Headlines

  • The chairman of the House Administration Committee, which supervises the Capitol complex itself, is planning to crack down on congressional aides who text behind the wheel (Roll Call)
  • Chris Leinberger on why the housing market crash is producing a "bailout of sprawl" (TNR’s The Avenue)
  • Florida’s new GOP senator is doing his part to help the state get its rail act together (Examiner.com)
  • The boom in state energy efficiency programs is a good thing, but are there enough experts out there to meet demand for retrofits and upgrades? (WSJ)
  • Not a good sign for the climate bill: New poll shows a precipitous drop in the share of Americans who believe there is "solid evidence" of global warming (Wash. Indy)
  • Bay Area business groups in Transportation for America coalition push Boxer for stronger investments in the climate bill (T4A Blog)
  • Indianans consider a statewide referendum to fund transit (Indy Star)

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State of California Sues Carmakers on Climate Change

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If you think Eliot Spitzer picked some tough fights as Attorney General, check out this guy Lockyer in California: SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California filed a global warming lawsuit on Wednesday against Ford Motor Co., General Motors Corp., Toyota Motor Corp. and three other automakers, charging that greenhouse gases from their vehicles have cost the state millions of dollars. […]