14 Feb '12, 9pm

Government Motors Breaks Up With Big Oil: Filed under: Energy News

Government Motors Breaks Up With Big Oil: Filed under: Energy News

The auto industry has long had a symbiotic relationship with the oil industry. If oil companies are the drug pushers, then car companies are the crack pipe manufacturers. But after its near-death experience a few years ago, at least one auto company appears to be distancing itself from its drug pusher. General Motors’ new spokesman for environment and energy matters, Shad Balch spoke out on the breakup, according to Climatewire . “The oil industry didn’t do us any favors when we were going through bankruptcy and they were making billions of dollars in profits,” Balch told a panel featuring California Air Resources Board (CARB) Chairwoman Mary Nichols, automakers and environmentalists. Balch, who came to GM two years ago from former Governor Schwarzenegger’s administration had some mea culpa tough love for GM itself too. “People did not want to buy one of our products becau...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/02/14/government-motors-bre...

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