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A few years ago while we snacked during an early morning press conference at the LA Auto Show, Chevrolet announced that the State of California had made a deal with to purchase a heap of Flex Fuel vehicles for the fleet. Jay Leno cracked a couple jokes, and the guy from the Air Resources Board looked sweaty during the extended huzzahs and back slapping. The vehicles are now indeed in the fleet. The problem is that E85 fuel is still not available in California. Two state Senate hearings are set to investigate why Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's administration spent taxpayer greenbacks on green vehicles which have yet to burn one drop of green fuel. Collective huzzahs have turned to political hrumphs.


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