One day after President Obama signaled a loss of momentum for climate change legislation, he walks back the notion as one GOP senator urges Democrats not to pass "some half-assed energy bill" instead (MoJo Blog)
Limit the amount of smog produced by autos and other fossil fuel-burners? Texas officials say heck no (NYT)
Schwarzenegger joins pro-infrastructure ally Rendell to talk up the importance of investing in water treatment (NBC Bay Area)
A new study from Canada projects that every hour spent behind the wheel cuts life expectancy by 20 minutes; the prescription: slower speeds (Canadian Press via MSN)
How the White House budget emphasizes the value of regional, not purely state-based, economies (TNR’s The Avenue)
A call for the California business world to start giving high-speed rail some love (HuffPo)
Kentucky’s Dem governor pressing a long-term roads plan despite "the realities of the national economy and a less reliable highway trust fund" (Maysville Online)
The Indianapolis suburb of Carmel has become internationally famous for its commitment to a hotly-debated traffic safety intervention known as the "roundabout." It wasn't always that way, though — until Mayor Jim Brainerd came along.