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Posted by Apollo Gonzales on September 18, 2007, 6:32 pm
 


Hey gang,

I just posted this at a.a.toyota, but I felt like it warranted a
posting here:

I'm working on drawing some attention to an
issue I thought Toyota owners might be interested in.

It seems like Toyota has joined the Alliance of Automobile
Manufacturers (including BMW Group, Daimler Chrysler, Ford Motor
Company, General Motors, Mazda, Mitsubishi Motors, Porsche and
Volkswagen of America) in opposing strong fuel efficiency standards
(35mpg by 2020). This is really off base for Toyota, who has a 55mpg
record right now, and is selling themselves as THE green car company.
You can read more about it in a couple of places:

On our website you can read the story, and send an email to the new
President of Toyota North America, asking him to support stronger
standards.

http://beyondoil.nrdc.org/news/toyota.php

Or you can read our blog post and leave comments here:

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/dlovaas/how_green_is_toyota.html

And, if you'd like to help out a little more you can Digg the story
here:

http://digg.com/environment/How_Green_Is_Toyota/

Many thanks for your attention to this issue!


Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on September 19, 2007, 12:45 am
 




Hmmmmm.

Now, I haven't paid a bit of attention to this issue whatsoever.

But the first thing that comes to my poor little southern mind is "bull
shit".

Oh, not that there's not a story there--but that the story you tell is
bullshit.

I've no doubt that Toyota is opposed to GOVERNMENT INTERFERENCE in
MANDATING how they do business.

But against fuel efficiency?  Nope.


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