California Attorney General Bill Lockyer went after the six biggest U.S. and Japanese automakers on Wednesday, filing a lawsuit that cites greenhouse gas emissions as a public nuisance. Lockyer blamed the carmakers for millions of dollars worth of damage, and said he was out to get the taxpayers’ money back.
BMW has just announced that it intends to be the first car company to bring a hydrogen-burning vehicle to market. The race is on, with GM parading its hydrogen prototype on CBS on Tuesday, and Toyota and Honda fighting over who loves trees more. Still, one has to wonder when the environmentally friendly car will trickle down from luxury status and low emissions can be had by all.