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With yesterday's passage of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 by the U.S. House of Representatives, the issue of how efficient vehicles in America will become in the future is back in the news. As we just talked about, the future of the bill as passed is uncertain, but this hasn't stopped groups in the auto industry from releasing statements on the bill.

The SUV Owners of America group has launched an advertising campaign blasting California's legislative efforts to curb greenhouse gases. The automakers already have a lawsuit against the measure that goes into effect with 2009 model year vehicles. SUVOA spokesman Ron DeFore argues that even if all vehicles in California were eliminated, worldwide greenhouse gases would be cut by one only one-tenth of one percent. Calling it "absurd," he says the law will "have no effect on global temperatures."

You know you're in the big time when you have your very own lobbying group in Washington, and American hybrid car owners took that step Thursday, with the unveiling of a new group called "Hybrid Owners of America."

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