The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will take public comments on proposed revised fuel economy standards through November 21. Apparently their revisions won't do a damn thing for better fuel economy -- what, you expected better from Tha Bush Mobb? -- and so the Union of Concerned Scientists has gone on the offensive. Go right to the action page to submit a comment demanding better fuel economy standards, or watch a short "Extreme Makeover" parody here, which will eventually take you to the action page anyway.
Er, here's another "last chance saloon" for the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve, from the League of Conservation Voters. The Senate failed us, so now it's up to the House to stand up for ANWR. I don't like the odds either, given Denny Hastert's demonstrated willingness to kowtow to corporate welfare queens, but a dozen or so Republicans are feeling the heat. Moreover, your House Representative is up for re-election in less than one year now, and you may want to remind him/her of that. (No, I swear, no matter who it is, they're up for re-election next year. No lie. You can look it up.)
Finally, Reagan-era assistant Secy. of Defense Lawrence Korb has identified $60 billion that could be slashed from the defense budget to pay for (among other things) New Orleans reconstruction. Among the standouts on his list is, you guessed it, missile defense. Download and read the editorial here and then, if you think it's a good idea, TrueMajority can help you write a letter to your Congressfolk about it.