Survey: Et Tu, Toyota?
When Treehugger has called Toyota hypocritical for wrapping itself in green and then introducing the Tundra, commenters were outraged, suggesting that Toyota was just responding to market demand. Now Tom Friedman points out that Toyota is joined the big three American auto makers to lobby against tougher mileage standards in the Senate to keep mileage room to build giant pickups. Rep. Ed Martkey told Friedman "a lot of people have bought Priuses or Camry hybrids to fight global warming and reduce our dependence on foreign oil" and "they would be shocked to find out" that Toyota is lobbying against the highest m.p.g. standards for America.