Clean Cars: Salvation or Problem?

Alternative energy cars: will they be our salvation, or will they perpetuate auto-dependency? Jan Lundberg critiques the Sierra Club's longstanding priority on increasing fuel efficiency.
May 2, 2010, 11am PDT | Irvin Dawid
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Jan Lundberg's scathing though perhaps scattered attack on the Sierra Club and its new leader, Michael Brune, as well as his predecessor, Carl Pope, holds no punches.

"The idea of 200,000,000 cars replaced in this country by slightly more efficient technology is the height of hypocritical idiocy, both on ecological grounds and from a peak oil standpoint. And as for the 1,000,000 animals smashed to death on U.S. roads every day by clunker and Prius alike - John Muir would not approve for one minute.

What can you expect from a magazine, Sierra, that has had full page ads from Honda and Toyota for decades? That's money in the pockets of nonprofit staffers who probably have cars too (and refrigerators, TVs, computers, etc., all of which trash the Earth when an overpopulated society is participating in consumerism)."

Thanks to Gladwyn d'Souza

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Published on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 in Culture Change
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