I never really understood why (besides greed) SUVs and similar abominations were permitted to exist when the environment is in such a dire situation. I didn't know the court system was so closely involved in policymaking in our country either, but apparently a federal appeals court rejected the fuel standards bill that pretty much exempted light trucks (the classification SUVs fall under) from being anywhere close to the passenger car fuel standards.
When you see SUVs on the road, how often are they hauling cargo versus how often are they just used to carry around passengers? Nearly all the ones I see are simply carrying passengers. Therefore shouldn't they be passenger vehicles?
This court ruling is awesome news to me. It's a long road to saving the world from global warming, and every step counts.