You don't see any connection between U.S. oil production and a new technology that threatens to reduce demand for this commodity?
According to the White House, the goal of this program is "to make fuel cell cars cost-competitive with conventional gasoline-powered vehicles by 2010." (Ref: WhiteHouse.gov - Fact sheet on hydrogen fuel.) But we have an industry that's grossing over $225 million every day on crude alone, refining over 113 million gallons of gasoline daily. Are we to interpret an annual figure of $144 million as a genuine commitment to furthering a competitive technology?