Maryland Hybrid Owners Stage State House Parade

Sixty hybrid cars encircled the Maryland State House at noon yesterday in a show of support for clean-air legislation that would hold cars, pickups and sport-utility vehicles to stricter emissions standards borrowed from California.

Published: 28-Feb-2005

Parades have rolled through downtown Annapolis before, but never with this kind of gas mileage.

Sixty hybrid cars encircled the Maryland State House at noon yesterday in a show of support for clean-air legislation that would hold cars, pickups and sport-utility vehicles to stricter emissions standards borrowed from California.

Demonstrators arrived in Toyota Priuses and Honda Insights decked out in posters reading "Detroit, you can do better" and such vanity plates as EZBNGRN and LESSCO2. They'd traveled from as far away as Cumberland, in the mountains of Western Maryland.

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