LINKS Feb. 11, 2011


US senators urge military radar on Canada border [AFP]

Schumer pushes for border radar technology [Press Republican - Plattsburgh, NY]

Tester pushes for use of military-grade radar on northern border [Clark Fork Chronicle - Montana]

Military radar sought for northern border drug crack-down [AP]

US senators ask military to patrol northern border [CP]


Montana finds no significant impacts from tar sands mega-loads [KAJ18 - Helena]

Mont. DOT issues findings on refinery loads [Ventura County Star]

Kent says no new laws needed to cut greenhouse gases [CTV.ca]

Is the Pacific Northwest’s future playing out in oil-slicked Michigan? [Huffington Post]

Writer says pipeline ‘dangerous’ [Grant Tribune Sentinel - Nebraska]


High-speed rail: States eye extra funding from Obama [The Columbian]

Cut, don’t promote, high-speed rail [Washington Examiner]

High-speed rail: Obama’s gift that nobody wants [Washington Examiner]

Ohio Congress members seek Lake Erie high-speed rail corridor [Plain Dealer - Cleveland]

NJ Governor criticizes Obama’s emphasis on high-speed rail, wireless Internet [NJ.com]

California seeks high-speed rail bids [Japan Times]


Garbage trucks trigger NORAD false alarm [The Gazette - Colorado Springs]

Obama speaks to US Chamber of Commerce, 11:30 am

February 7, 2011
By Luiza Ch. Savage

Thomas Donohue, president and CEO, US Chamber of Commerce

The president will give a speech to the powerful business group, the US Chamber of Commerce at 11:30 am ET today.

The event will be live-streamed at the Chamber’s website here. I will  post a transcript of his remarks when they are available.

The president is trying to make nice with big business after two years of tensions between the White House and the lobby group. He is also seeking to show a focus on the economy at a time when job creation still disappoints. Some background here and here. I wonder if he’ll mention the border talks in the context of his goal of growing exports and streamlining regulation.


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