Washington Post: A Transportation Crossroads

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More encouraging mainstream news coverage that "gets it."

A Transportation Crossroads
By Judith Rodin
Washington Post, Friday, May 9, 2008; Page A27

"Today, the transportation sector consumes 90 percent of the United States' imported oil while producing one-third of the nation's greenhouse gas emissions -- and one-twelfth of the world's. Yet the federal government clings to a backward funding formula: The more a state's residents drive, the more money that state receives. In fact, projected increases in automotive travel will release so much greenhouse gas by 2020 that environmental protections achieved through higher gas-mileage requirements and anticipated advances in low-emissions fuels will be completely negated."


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