Happy Friday!

> WorldChanging doesn't like Obama's pick of Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, a conservative Republican with little transportation experience and terrible environmental ratings who was an executive at Caterpillar, a major player in road building.

> House Democrats unveiled a $825 billion recovery package, nearly $50 billion would go directly to vehicle and transportation projects.

> Sarah Palin is suing the federal government over its placement of beluga whales on the endangered species list, which could hurt the oil industry, doncha know.

Have a great weekend, see you back here on Monday.

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