A simply excellent piece. I've said it a million times; most liberal feel-good policies end up hurting the people they allegedly are meant to help. So let's bleed exahust belching buses so we can feel good about clean trains that few people use, and most of those who do(at least for now) aren't even paying.
And Cavanaugh is spot on when he calls this an obsession. To the eco left, internal combustion is simply evil. Period. Never mind it's the poorest getting pinched. Rich liberals can sleep at night believing they're helping the planet. And Mother Earth is higher on the priority list that the humans who inhabit her.