Monday, January 14, 2013

Whoops—'Cash for Clunkers' Actually Hurt the Environment

Joining ethanol as an environmental initiative that actually harmed the environment is the Cash for Clunkers programs. With friends like this the environment doesn't need enemies. In addition to the environmental damage the program did, it hurt poor people by reducing the inventory of affordable used cars.  Also, environmentalist favor dirty coal burning fire plants over plants that burn clean natural gas obtained by fracking. Environmentalism can be bad for the environment.

Cash for Clunkers' Actually Hurt the Environment 

Though almost a million people poured into car dealerships eager to exchange their old jalopies for something shiny and new, recent reports indicate the entire program may have actually hurt the environment far more than it helped. (link)

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