Paul Georgia critiques Bush's support for fuel cell development:
Bush obviously feels significant pressure to appear that he's doing something about the environment. At some point it might dawn on him that there's nothing he can say or do that will satisfy the radical environmental lobby and their media lapdogs. Bringing up such issues in high-profile speeches, such as the State of the Union, only provides fodder to his political enemies. Predictably the eco-radicals attacked Bush's plan for not requiring automakers to put affordable hydrogen cars on the market by a certain model year. They also claim that the plan is just a way to avoid forcing the automobile companies to lower fuel-economy standards.
His impression of the evironmental lobby matches my own experience. They are dishonest with themselves and the rest of us If we really want to clean up air pollution we'd be building nuclear power plants and hydroelectric dams, but they would oppose them all with lobbying, lawsuits and p.r. If we really took them up on "renewable" energy, they'd oppose wind farms and solar power as well, because they'd take up too much space and they'd require huge new infrastructure construction projects. They always have a mythical alternative to whatever one proposes. And like Muslim terrorists, they justify themselves with sanctimonious pseudo-religious dogmas.