Are Automakers 'Greenwashing' at the LA Car Show?

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A federal appeals court ruled today that Bush Administration fuel-economy standards are too lax to blunt the impact of climate change. Also on the losing side were some of the same automakers who are trying to persuade the world they're "going green." This as the annual Auto Show opened its nine-day run on 760,000 square feet of display space at the LA Convention Center. More than a million people are expected to show up for a look at a myriad of cars from the US, Japan, Germany and a few other countries. Though this year's most common theme is environmental friendliness, environmental and human rights groups are protesting "greenwashing." Dan Neil writes on cars and the auto industry for the Los Angeles Times.




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