Auto dealer lobbies have strong ties to state houses across the U.S., and a perceived threat to their dealerships from Tesla Motors direct-sale model is prompting them to lobby politicians to enact sales bans. But banning the very popular green car doesn’t sit well with the public, politicians have found. This has prompted stealth legislation, introduced quietly with few announcements and even less debate.
Missouri is the latest state to try to slip in anti-Tesla legislation without anyone noticing. The “Show Me State” legislature is trying to obscure their actions by slipping through legislation as its current session comes to an end this Spring.[READ MORE](http://www.alternet.org/environment/missouri-may-be-next-state-ban-tesla-motors)