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Author Edwin Black Blasts SUVs as National Security Risks at Western Automotive Journalists' Meeting - EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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Edwin Black

Creator of THE PLAN calls the continued marketing of gas-guzzling Toyota Sequoias, Honda Pilots, and Cadillac Escalades a life and death issue


SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA - October 19, 2008: Best selling author Edwin Black was the key speaker at the Western Automotive Journalists' Future Fuels and Propulsion Systems Symposium in the San Francisco Bay Area this past Wednesday night. Edwin discussed his latest book, THE PLAN, and a possible catastrophic oil crisis that awaits the United States unless preemptory action is taken soon.

In his remarks, Edwin was highly critical of auto manufacturers’ purposeful decisions to block the distribution in America of efficient, environmentally-friendly vehicles in favor of cars and trucks that keep us addicted to foreign oil from “people that want to kill us.”

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Paul Drayson, car nut and UK Government minister
WAJ, America's second largest automotive journalists organization, hosted this 2nd annual event with extra-special program features and several special guests: Paul Drayson, the United Kingdom's Minister of Science, race driver and self-described car nut; Ed Kjaer of Southern California Edison; Jana Hartline, Toyota's Environmental Communications Manager, and Edwin Black. All four guests participated in a spirited panel session moderated by Michael Coates, West Coast Representative for the Diesel Technology Forum and CEO of MightyComm Communications.

At the conclusion of the panel session Edwin Black took the floor. His complete presentation is available below.

Edwin Black's appearance at the WAJ meeting was underwritten

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