This is a guest post by Ann Mesnikoff, Director of the Sierra Club's Green Transportation Campaign.
“I think that like any investor, the American taxpayer has a right to scrutinize what's being proposed and make sure that their money is not just being thrown down the drain.” ---President Obama
Now that we are all part owners of two of what were once called the Big 3 – GM and Chrysler, we need to make sure our dollars are not being thrown down the drain – or worse, helping to move gas guzzlers off the lot. With Congress on the verge of a “cash for clunker” deal, Americans must stay involved. This could be another bailout or it could be good policy.