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By David Czamanske

July 9, 2009

The program’s auto-industry slant, modified slightly before final passage by Congress, has been strongly criticized by commentators as diverse as Lisa Margonelli of the New America Foundation, Dan Becker of the Safe Climate Campaign and Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Susan Collins. They point out that the program will subsidize the purchase of brand-new gas guzzling trucks, vans and SUVs that get only slightly better mileage than the vehicles they replace.

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