Earth Stands Still! NASCAR Signs Deal with EPA to Promote Green Products
I'm not a huge NASCAR fan (though I follow it enough to know who the major drivers are and who's doing well). I've always thought that NASCAR and its fans were generally conservative, family values kinds of people who live mainly in red states.
Now we have this report from the Washington Examiner:
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, NASCAR will encourage fans to buy “sustainable concessions” at races, expand the use of “safer chemical products,” conserve water, reduce waste, promote recycling, push products approved by the EPA that have a small enviro footprint and encourage suppliers to get an “E3 tuneup” aimed at promoting sustainable manufacturing.
The only good news is that there will be no gas mileage requirements on the cars.
Can someone explain to me why NASCAR would do such a transparently dumb thing? Where's the advantage? Sometimes I feel that the world has passed me by because I don't get this one. (h/t: Drudge)