Jul 29, 2011
If you're the sort of person who stopped filling up at BP stations after the Gulf Horizon disaster, here's hoping you're not shopping for gasoline at Chevron, owner of Texaco, instead.
Jun 30, 2011
Corn ethanol never made any sense, either economically or environmentally. Congress is finally killing corn ethanol subsidies, but it shouldn't abandon ethanol entirely. Made from the fiber of plants and with a really good energy balance, cellulosic ethanol is the better alternative.
Jun 21, 2011
By the time Anthony Weiner got around to avowing recently that the content of any texts he sent minor females was not "indecent" was there anyone still inclined to take his word for it? That's the way I feel when I hear the American automobile industry howl with pain over their own dire prophesies when discussing proposed fuel economy regulations.
Jun 15, 2011
Automakers and environmentalists are in a battle royal over not just a federal fuel economy standard (greens want 62 mpg, the industry will settle for 47) but over how it will affect future sales. Lions don't lie down with lambs, so don't expect a happy resolution with everybody singing "Kumbaya."
Mar 24, 2011
September 11th: A day that lives in infamy for more reasons than one. Thirty-one years to the day before the vicious attack that took so many lives on this date in New York City in 2001, the Ford Motor Co. introduced the Pinto.
Oct 15, 2010
We all know what happens to politicians who take courageous stances. Raise the retirement age for social security so it'll stay solvent? Raise taxes to pay for the services we want? Use a gasoline tax to decrease our dependence on foreign oil? Cut the military to where it's only nine times...
May 22, 2010
Tom and Ray sat down to ask Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood several questions about driver distraction.