Schwarzenegger blusters on about building a Hydrogen Highway in “the great state of California,” but little ol’ D.C. has beat him to the punch on one key front. This week, the District of Columbia became host to the first hydrogen-dispensing pump at a public gas station in North America.

Green-leaning folks may or may not think the hydrogen revolution is an admirable or even attainable goal, but it seems to be inching forward nonetheless.  Or, considering the fact that the new Shell-owned pump will be servicing a mere six demonstration minivans owned by GM, millimetering forward?

D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams could take a few lessons from Arnold on enthusiasm, though. “This is a good thing, unless I’m missing something,” was the most effusive praise he could muster at the opening bash for the new pump.

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