LATELY — 11 June 2004

Boo to the David Suzuki Foundation

From the David Suzuki Foundation’s May 2004 Newsletter:

“Today’s new ve­hi­cles on average ac­tu­ally get worse gas mileage than they did in 1980. If the leg­is­la­tion had ac­tu­ally been pro­claimed and man­u­fac­tur­ers had been re­quired to build cleaner cars, we would all be saving money at the pump today and our air would be a lot cleaner.” (source)

Why is an environmental group citing mileage stats? Why aren’t they worried about air quality? Could it be because air quality has increased dra­mat­i­cally since 1970? (See the EPA’s Air Quality and Emis­sions Trends Report.)