Chrysler Chief to Congress: We Are Totally Down With New Regulations

Automakers are lining up behind the new Energy Bill that's working its way through congress. They've seen the writing on the wall and, all things considered, got a fairly good deal considering the prevailing sentiment regarding car emissions and foreign oil. Chrysler CEO Robert Nardelli congratulated Congress and… » 12/18/07 3:30pm 12/18/07 3:30pm

Senate Passes Revised Energy Bill, Hybrid Escalades For All!

After much back and forth, including a veto threat and failure to get cloture, the energy bill has finally passed the Senate by a vote of 86-8. To get the votes, Democrats had to compromise on utility reductions and increasing taxes on oil companies. The new bill will require automakers to reach a Corporate Average… » 12/14/07 9:45am 12/14/07 9:45am

Bush Threatens to Veto Energy Bill, No Likey CAFE Standards

President Bush is content with letting his presidency be remembered for stretching the truth to get us into an economically and strategically harmful conflict in the Middle East. But he'll be damned if he'll be remembered for letting congress raise the corporate average fuel economy mandates to 35 mpg! The industry is… » 12/04/07 10:22am 12/04/07 10:22am