Climate Crisis

WaPo editorial: Ethanol's Failed Promise

Good editorial at the Washington Post.

[W]e call upon Congress to revisit recently enacted federal mandates requiring the diversion of foodstuffs for production of biofuels. These "food-to-fuel" mandates were meant to move America toward energy independence and mitigate global climate change. But the evidence irrefutably demonstrates that this policy is not delivering on either goal. In fact, it is causing environmental harm and contributing to a growing global food crisis.

CART's Bibliography

CART regularly makes claims that leave the public going "huh?".  That's because we're reading the wonky research that's recommending no new roads, higher gas taxes, increased investment in rail, and increased investment in public transit.  So here is our bibliography:

CART Newsletter, Summer 2007

the 10 Commandments issue

  • Nina Walfoort to speak at quarterly meeting
  • World Car Free Day preperations
  • TARC News
  • Lexington Area Sierra Club
  • Car Free Guide to Clifton
  • Ohio River Bridges, again
  • Underestimating Costs in Public Works Projects: Error or Lie?
  • Safe Routes To School is a winning issue
  • China passes USA in CO2 emissions
  • Vatican issues 10 commandments for drivers

CART Newsletter, Spring 2007

the Earth Day issue

  • Call to Action on Climate Change
  • Metro Council to Consider Light Rail!!!
  • Louisville Metro Planning a Pedestrian Forum
  • Kentucky Planning Bicycle and Pedestrian Conference
  • Getting to the Future by Rail
  • FHWA to Portland: Put Cars First
  • Drivecam Reduces Risky Behavior Among Teen Drivers
  • Santa Barbara's Approach to Housing
  • World's Largest Bus unveiled

CART's Transportation Strategy for Kentucky and Southern Indiana

Transportation investments affect most aspects of our lives: Land use, Air Quality, Accessibility and Livability are the most obvious areas of impact. The oil consumed by transportation - over 13 million barrels a day - is impacting our global climate and bringing us into international conflict. The immanent peak of world oil production signals a radical shift in world energy economics which will cripple those economies which have not prepared by implementing conservation and alternative energy strategies. The United States is the industrial economy most vulnerable to these energy resource depletions.

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