An Act in Relation to Removal of Obstructions to Navigation in the Mouth of the Mississippi River
Eight presidents have proclaimed foreign oil to be an enemy."What a vast field would the exercise of this power open for jobbing and corruption! Members of Congress, from an honest desire to promote the interest of their constituents, would struggle for improvements within their own districts, and the body itself must necessarily be converted into an arena where each would endeavor to obtain from the Treasury as much money as possible for its own locality. The temptation would prove irresistible."
President Buchanan's veto message, February 1860
The US Department of Energy has a "sustainable transportation" program within its EERE Office. Is there money for sustainable transportation within that program?
|Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies||$105 m|
|Bioenergy Technologies||279 m|
|Vehicle Technologies||468 m|
What do you think?