Today’s Headlines

  • Washington D.C.’s Metrorail: The nation’s second-most popular subway, driven into disarray by underfunding and poor management (WashPost)
  • New York’s state Senate president urges fellow leaders to get on the high-speed rail bandwagon (Times-Union)
  • The latest trend in electric cars: Vehicles that feed electricity back into the grid (Fin Times)
  • Google aims to expand its HQ in an uber-sustainable fashion, seeking input from local leaders (TechCrunch)
  • Oberstar makes a public push for the House jobs bill, citing its extra infrastructure investment (GF Herald)
  • Pennsylvania Gov. Rendell unlikely to bill cities for the state DOT’s help with snowstorm cleanup (Philly.com)
  • Obama publicly explains how the recent blizzards mesh with climate-change science (Climate Progress)

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Senate Climate Bill Delayed for Second Time

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Underscoring the growing intensity of the message war over climate change, Senate environment committee chairman Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) said in a joint statement this afternoon that they would delay the unveiling of their carbon-emissions legislation until late September: Because of Senator Kennedy’s recent passing, Senator Kerry’s August hip surgery, and […]
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Mayors Seek Transit Funds To Fight Climate Change

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A coalition of mayors wants Congress to declare a "Marshall Plan" against climate change by spending on mass transit to curb air pollution in their cities. The mayors of Atlanta, Honolulu, St. Paul, Pittsburgh, and Portland, Ore., implored senators at a climate hearing on Capitol Hill last week to invest in renewable-energy programs in order to create jobs and fund bus and rail systems, with the goal of weening people off gas-polluting vehicles.

Senate Climate Bill Would Send $6B-Plus to Cleaner Transportation

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Transportation would receive more than $6 billion of the revenue generated by selling carbon emissions permits to fuel providers under a new Senate climate bill introduced today by Sens. John Kerry (D-MA) and Joseph Lieberman (I-CT). Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), left, Joseph Lieberman (I-CT), center, and John Kerry (D-MA), right, began their climate talks in […]