Obama speech to business group leaves greenhouse gas issues up in the air
A speech by President Obama to top CEOs yesterday left some climate experts and energy industry lobbyists searching for stronger clues about White House policy preferences as members of the Senate struggle to come up with a fresh proposal for cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
Decongesting rail traffic is a major step to raise fuel efficiency
When the Department of Transportation doled out $1.5 billion in infrastructure grants last week, one of the largest checks went to a rail overhaul in the Chicago area. Almost all of the country's freight railroads converge there. And like O'Hare, Chicago's infamous airport, it's reviled for its traffic.