Posted by: Tony Carson | 7 September, 2007

Norway to Autos: none of you are clean

The rest of the world should start paying attention to the ‘best country in the world to live:’ Norway. That little country hanging down from the pole does things right.

Take today’s announcement for instance, Norway cracks down on car ads.

Cars that by definition despoil the environment will no longer be able to advertise that they are relatively benign:

No car can be “green,” “clean” or “environmentally friendly” according to some of the world’s strictest advertising guidelines set to enter into force in Norway next month.

“Cars cannot do anything good for the environment except less damage than others,” Bente Oeverli, a senior official at the office of the state-run Consumer Ombudsman, told Reuters on Thursday.

There is intelligence at play here. The reasonable intelligence of responsible regulations. Oh, that there was a lot more of that in coporate-controlled North America.


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