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 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:
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.