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I’m tired of environmentalists who say we can easily reduce our nation’s energy consumption, but have no idea how to do it. I guarantee that if it was possible to build a car that was safe, large, and comfortable, and also got 100 miles per gallon, it would be the hottest vehicle on the market. The inventor of that vehicle would become a billionaire overnight. Hence, millions of minds have been obsessing over such designs for at least 30 years. The fact that it doesn’t exist is evidence that it isn’t yet possible. That’s just how economics works.

Alternative fuels cost more than petroleum, and cars today are just about as efficient as the laws of thermodynamics allow. Those are the simple facts, and new legislation, or President Bush’s impeachment, will not change them.

Come on, you brilliant environmentalists! Design that car, invent that fuel, and the world will beat a path to your door.

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