Point-Counterpoint: Oil and Lifestyle

OK, two stories from today:

If you're already cranky (damn Beer Week!), you might not want to start with this infuriating piece from Salon. Michael Lind argues that all the silly environmentalists need to give up on their trains and their renewable energy. He wants more airports, more roads, more trucks and more nuclear power.

Then, at The Atlantic, Max Fisher offers an unintended counterpoint, linking our oil addiction to suburban sprawl and calling for—you guessed it—more mass transportation.