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Japan Declares Hummers an Environmental Asset

February 19, 2010

Japan Declares Hummers an  Environmental Asset

Japan has declared the huge Hummer H3 automobile environment- friendly.  Buyers of the 4700- pound behemoth will now receive a 250,000 yen ($2,780) subsidy. How did  Japan’s Trade Ministry make Hummers “green?” Not by technological wizardry. Japan simply lowered environmental standards to avoid a trade war with the U.S.A.

More by Hiroko Tabuchi of the New York Times here.


Image (“Hummer in the Snow, after Torii Kotondo”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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