The 25 Days Of Honda Days: Day XIX, 2010 Honda CR-Z Hybrid

On the nineteenth day of Honda Days, Honda gave to me: a 2010 Honda CR-Z Hybrid.

Hybrids are a great step toward making cars great again. They are not perfect, no, but they are some sort of effort – and I like a good effort in the name of Mother Nature.

Sadly, there are evil, capitalistic forces working against this change: big oil. They’re trying to dupe us out of eco-friendly alternatives by attempting to slime the minds of our representatives. The New York Times explains.

In Congress, on Facebook and in statehouses nationwide, Marathon Petroleum, the country’s largest refiner, worked with powerful oil-industry groups and a conservative policy network financed by the billionaire industrialist Charles G. Koch to run a stealth campaign to roll back car emissions standards, a New York Times investigation has found.

The campaign’s main argument for significantly easing fuel efficiency standards — that the United States is so awash in oil it no longer needs to worry about energy conservation — clashed with decades of federal energy and environmental policy.

“With oil scarcity no longer a concern,” Americans should be given a “choice in vehicles that best fit their needs,” read a draft of a letter that Marathon helped to circulate to members of Congress over the summer. Official correspondence later sent to regulators by more than a dozen lawmakers included phrases or sentences from the industry talking points, and the Trump administration’s proposed rules incorporate similar logic.

Vomit. Do not trust these motherfuckers!

In fact, don’t trust cars. They are bad. Try alternative transport options. Do it for her (Mother Nature).

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