Saturday, September 01, 2007

Our government's environmental record is appauling

In a recent article by Lawrence Ulrich titled, "Dirty Secret: Green Cars Automakers Won't Sell You" he explains that you can't actually buy an ultra-green Accord, or the four-cylinder version that also produces near-zero pollution unless you live in California, New York or six other northeast states that follow California's tougher pollution rules!

Not only can't you buy one, but the government says it's currently illegal for automakers to sell these green cars outside of the special states!!

The crazy quilt of environmental regulations is forcing carmakers to design and build two versions of the same cars.

This is evidence to me that our government is not working properly and in the pockets of special interest. It protects the profits of special interests and does not protect the interests of the citizens. The welfare of our children, our grandchildren and our planet and our own lives is for sell to the highest bidder. It's appalling.
(PS. I drive a Prius and it's a great car and you can buy it anywhere!)

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