Tell Toyota to Walk the Walk on Fuel Economy

The Union of Concerned Scientists and a number of other groups have been blasting Toyota for failing to endorse a strong boost to U.S. fuel economy standards. Instead, the company, which invests heavily in marketing itself as green, backs a loophole-ridden bill that would deliver significantly less cuts to global warming pollution.

Treehugger has already coveredTom Friedman’s column on this subject in the New York Times.

The Senate provision Toyota is fighting against would cut U.S. oil consumption by 1.2 million barrels a day, 140 percent more than the watered-down legislation it supports. The stronger provision also would save Americans $14 billion more than the weaker one and cut 242 percent more global warming pollution.

Toyota should follow the lead of Nissan, which supports the stronger fuel economy provision.

Take a minute and tell Toyota USA president Shigeru Hayakawa what you think about Toyota’s backward position on fuel economy.

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