Tuesday, April 03, 2007

A point worth repeating

Here it is again- the Japanese automakers are beating the US doing exactly what the US companies say they cannot do to stay competitive. (See this earlier post or this one.)

Japanese automakers are driving Americans toward a cleaner environment, while their U.S. counterparts are producing cars and trucks ranked among the worst when it comes to smog emissions and global warming, according to a report released Tuesday by an environmental group.

Toyota Motor Corp., on pace to become the largest U.S. automobile manufacturer, was the other, compiling the best global warming scores in six of 10 categories, better-than-average scores in the remaining categories. It came within 3 percentage points of earning the group's top overall ranking.

The notion that environmental protection and good business are necessarily at odds is demonstrably wrong. We simply lack the will to make changes.

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