Today’s Headlines

  • Oberstar to visit Oklahoma this week for an inspection of stimulus projects (AP)
  • Congressional Democrats don’t want to talk about a gas tax increase, but the vice chairman of GM likes the idea (Messenger)
  • Could the Senate climate bill turn into an energy-only affair? If so, environmental groups are prepared to jump ship (GreenWire)
  • LaHood launches national campaign playing up the risks of distracted driving (Post-Gazette)
  • Energy Department awards $187m in grants to promote fuel-efficient diesel engines (NYT Blogs)
  • A helpful update on a looming Senate showdown over the EPA’s authority to regulate carbon emissions, should Congress not pass a climate bill (TNR’s The Vine)