22 Feb '12, 9pm

Stopping the House's Bad Transportation Bills

© Ben Houdek, Sierra Club Bicyclists ride in the Sierra Club North Star Chapter's annual bicycle "conference on wheels," highlighting Complete Streets projects in the Twin Cities. Transportation activists nationwide are working hard on projects to increase transportation options in their communities, including more public transit and as well as making their neighborhoods more bikeable and walkable. Unfortunately this week they’re left throwing their hands up once again as Republicans in the House of Representatives continue to push through bills that are sweetheart deals for Big Oil. The GOP clearly wants to keep our nation addicted oil – how else can you explain their latest bill that pushes for more oil drilling in sensitive areas, approval of the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline, gutting environmental review and public input, and cutting funding for transportation pro...

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