'West Wing' Star Rob Lowe Pushes for Plug-in Hybrids

Can't our powerful Detroit automotive industry be given the message, together with effective incentives, to speed up their conversion to plug-in hybrids?, asked actor Rob Lowe

Published: 15-Jul-2007

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the House global warming committee and actor Rob Lowe called for tax incentives for hybrid owners to convert their vehicles to plug-ins.

To tout the effort, the pair tooled around Capitol Hill today in a plug-in hybrid Toyota Prius surrounded by photographers and camera crews.

U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., held a hearing to tout his proposal to offer hybrid owners a 35 percent tax break to convert their hybrids to plug-ins.

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