Greening of corporate welfare?

Doug Henwood dhenwood at
Mon Aug 14 08:09:51 PDT 2000

Lisa & Ian Murray wrote:

>WASHINGTON, August 14, 2000 - The Department of Energy announced the
>selection of research and development teams that would share more than $4.4
>million in their quest to increase the fuel efficiency of heavy-duty trucks.
>The announcement by Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson said the research
>would target vehicles known as Class 7 and 8 trucks. Secretary Richardson
>called these trucks, which can weigh from 26,000 to 80,000 pounds (cargo
>included), "workhorses of the American economy."

Gosh, you mean the American economy depends on the movement of things over long distances using big hunks of metal? We're not weightless and postindustrial after all? Someone should tell Alan Greenspan.


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