Green tech cars will not get any federal help until November

All those companies working on fuel cell cars, electric cars, plug-in cars and the long-awaited, not expected solar-powered cars...well, they'll not get any federal encouragement until after the November election.

All those companies working on fuel cell cars, electric cars, plug-in cars and the long-awaited, not expected solar-powered cars...well, they'll not get any federal encouragement until after the November election.

The latest chapter in the bizarre, Kafkaesque battle over national auto emission standards in the U.S. has just become more unreal. I recently blogged about the EPA's decision to begin seeking public debate on the possible ill effects of greenhouse gases. That was a year after the EPA was ordered by the allegedly Supreme Court to come up with a ruling about those emissions. Now, many of the same folks who sued originally have gone back to court. Eighteen states have sued the EPA,again. Boy, that'll really make them spring into action.

I think this is basically political showboating and more overtime for highly-paid lawyers. This version of the EPA will do nothing. Until a new President is elected the lawsuits will accomplish nothing. Meanwhile the smart alternative energy supporters are working on their products to ready for the time when the federal hammer may really fall on auto emissions and greenhouse gases.

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