Ron Gettelfinger, president of the United Auto Workers
) wrote an editorial on how the UAW supports environmental preservation. He points to the advantages of flex fuel, which helps the American farmer and reduces dependence on foreign oil; alternative engine technologies (e.g., hybrids
, clean diesel
, etc.) which can boost domestic manufacturers with the right incentives; and the proper application of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards which would then reduce pollutants for all vehicle types. Surprisingly, he writes the UAW supports public transportation. Surprising, that is, until you remember that many trains, buses, and their engines are manufactured by UAW members.
[Source: The Detroit News]