High gas prices are nothing new, but instead of investing in transit and imposing stricter fuel mileage requirements, the response has generally been to drill like hell while the auto industry builds ever-bigger vehicles. (Slate)
Cities and states will never make maintenance and repair a priority over new road construction unless Congress requires it. (Transportation for America)
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will affect the price of electric vehicles as well as gas, since Russia is a major producer of the lithium used in EV batteries (The Verge). As the world transitions away from fossil fuels to battery-powered vehicles, will Big Oil just become Big Lithium? (Mining Magazine)
Unions are calling on the Biden administration to enforce a provision in the infrastructure law protecting transit workers from assault. (NBC News)
Why are New York lawmakers — and other cold-state Democrats — calling for lower gas and fuel costs ... in an era when low gas and fuel costs have reduced the ability for life to sustain itself on Earth?
While many in Washington spent their holiday breaks wondering if Senate Democratic opposition would deal a major blow to progress on a climate change bill, 11 northeastern governors were agreeing on a deal that suggests otherwise. (Photo: Scientific American) The 11 governors vowed to develop a shared low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) that would cut the […]
Average gas prices are expected to hit $2.92 during this summer’s peak driving season, with fossil-fuel consumption rising overall as the economy begins to recover from a recession that limited U.S. emissions growth, according to a forecast released this week by the federal Energy Information Administration (EIA). (Photo: Pop and Politics) The EIA’s latest short-term […]
As part of Climate Week 2020, California Governor Newsom today issued an executive order declaring the goal of eliminating fossil fuels from transportation, a sector that produces half of California’s toxic and greenhouse gas emissions. The order calls for ending all sales of new fossil-fuel-powered vehicles in the next fifteen years, and calls on various […]