, Moderator Emeritus
A new report jointly done by several special interest groups lists what it deems the nation's most wasteful and environmentally harmful highway projects, and calls for their elimination. Called Road to Ruin: The 27 Most Wasteful Road Projects in America, the report aims to bring attention to so-called "white elephant" projects and also those that would have especially negative results for communities and the environment. The report's release coincides with a new transportation bill being considered in Congress, in which generous chunks of federal money would be allocated to some of these projects-a total of $185 million just for the projects singled out in the report. Some of the anticipated affects of the projects - besides the federal money spent - include urban sprawl, loss of farmland, harm to local businesses, damage to historic sites, and, in several cases, the odd result of increased congestion. Go to www.taxpayer.net/road2ruin for the full list, along with the top ten ranked by taxpayer cost and environmental impact.