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Emissions, Green Vehicle Quid Pro Quo for Auto Makers’ Bailout

The US government should tie any further emergency bailout aid to the “Big 3” US automakers to guarantees that they’ll drop opposition to states’ stricter emissions reduction propositions, as well as guarantees that they will fast-track development and production of electric, PHEV and cleaner burning flex-fuel vehicles, according to two Civil Society Institute project teams.

Bailout? Goverment Should Lead Takeover of “Big 3”

They’re baaack…The “Big 3” automakers are back lobbying Washington D.C. lawmakers to expropriate billions of dollars to guarantee some $50 billion in loans they say they need to carry out restructuring plans. Better idea: Why doesn’t government, along with any private sector investors big and brave enough, just get it over with, take them over, boot out management, restructure and re-privatize them?