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Taken for a Ride: Detroit's Big Three and the Politics of Air Pollution

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Publisher Comments:

Smog was discovered in L.A. in the 1950s, and scientists showed that the city's burgeoning car population was the cause. Thus began almost 50 years of bobbing and weaving by the Big Three auto makers — General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler — to avoid responsibility. As the U.S. government became involved in auto regulation, the Big Three countered with threats, intimidation, and subterfuge. Catalytic converters, alternative fuels, and emissions standards all came about long after they could have as a result of this tug of war. In Taken for a Ride, Jack Doyle documents a sordid tale of delay, missed opportunities, and serious environmental culpability.

Book News Annotation:

This book chronicles the decades of lobbying, the technological slight-of-hand, and the outright deceptions automobile companies have used to delay enforcement of the Clean Air Act, undermine fuel economy standards, and prevent ratification of the global warming treaty. Doyle (author and consultant on environmental and energy issues) offers evidence from internal documents detailing auto manufacturers' knowledge of and hostility to cleaner technology.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Doyle, who has been a consultant to the President's Council on Environmental Quality, details how the U.S. auto industry--particularly the Detroit big three auto makers: General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler--misled the American people and Congress about cars' harmful emissions. Illustrations.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [461]-506) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781568581477
Subtitle:
Detroit's Big Three and the Politics of Pollution
Author:
Doyle, Jack
Publisher:
Basic Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Automobiles
Subject:
Industries
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Public Policy
Subject:
Pollution
Subject:
Air
Subject:
Automobile industry and trade
Subject:
Global warming
Subject:
State, Provincial & Local Government
Subject:
Industries - General
Subject:
Public Policy - General
Subject:
POL044000
Subject:
Air -- Pollution -- Government policy.
Subject:
Air -- Pollution -- United States.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
002
Publication Date:
20000613
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
B&W illustrations
Pages:
500
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 27.5 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Doyle, who has been a consultant to the President's Council on Environmental Quality, details how the U.S. auto industry--particularly the Detroit big three auto makers: General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler--misled the American people and Congress about cars' harmful emissions. Illustrations.
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