Hollywood: An A-list Polluter

Well, well, well. Haven't you often wondered about Hollywood's eco-impact during car chase scenes? We're glad that an UCLA study released today provides data for our favorite hybrid-driving, island-buying, post-Katrina-building friends:

The film and television industry and associated activities make a larger contribution to air pollution in the five-county Los Angeles region than almost all five other sectors researched, according to a two-year study released Tuesday by the University of California at Los Angeles.

Although Hollywood seems environmentally conscious thanks to celebrities who lend their names to various causes, the industry created more pollution than individually produced by aerospace manufacturing, apparel, hotels and semiconductor manufacturing, the study found.

Only petroleum manufacturing belched more emissions.

Though the article cites some exceptions, it looks like the industry has it's work cut out for it. C'mon, guys! You've got the right stuff, it's not an impossible mission, etc. Defamer offers a helpful PSA suggestion... :: Via the AP courtesy of Defamer

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