D.C. beats California to host first hydrogen pump at gas station

Despite California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s (R) big talk about pioneering a Hydrogen Highway, the District of Columbia has bested him on one key step: opening the first hydrogen fuel pump at a public gas station. Of course, it’s not likely to kick the hydrogen revolution into high gear, considering that it will only be servicing six fuel-cell minivans owned by GM, but it’s a small step forward. Is it a step that should even be taken? Enviros have widely divergent opinions on hydrogen, and we imagine Grist readers do too. Discuss in the Gristmill.