Chrysler U.S. Postal Service Minivan – Click above for high-res gallery
Say hello to the newest government lobbying group: car salesmen! The AP is reporting that GM CEO Rick Wagoner asked car dealerships to lobby their state and local governments to not regulate tailpipe emissions. Here is exactly what Rick said in a speech at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) meeting in San Francisco attended by about 10,000 dealers and their spouses:
When you think lobbying group, the first thing that comes to mind is probably not green energy. But, with Congress back in session and a new green energy bill floating around, there are millions of dollars for companies up for grabs. This means growth in the wind and biofuel lobby and even the fuel cell lobby. Yeah, fuel cells.