Hello! You are part of a community of millions who seek out Democracy Now! each month for ad-free daily news you can trust. Maybe you come for our daily headlines. Maybe you come for our in-depth stories that expose corporate and government abuses of power and lift up the voices of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. We produce all of this news at a fraction of the budget of a commercial news operation. We do this without ads, government funding or corporate sponsorship. How? This model of news depends on support from viewers and listeners like you. Today, less than 1% of our visitors support Democracy Now! with a donation each year. If even 3% of our website visitors donated just $10 per month, we could cover our basic operating expenses for a year. Pretty amazing right? If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make a monthly contribution.

Your Donation: $
Friday, March 15, 2002 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | PREVIOUS: Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe: Demon Or Demonized?
2002-03-15

Ralph Nader: A Democracy Now! Interview About Fuel Efficiency, Anthrax, Afghanistan,Healthcare, and the Corporate Elite

DONATE →
This is viewer supported news

The Senate stood by the high-powered vehicles of suburbia this week and refused to impose tougher fuel economystandards. Instead, they voted overwhelmingly for a much weaker provision supported by the auto industry.

The bill would have increased fuel economy standards for the first time in 17 years, during which time gas-guzzlingSUVs have exploded onto US highways. Even though the proposal gave automakers 14 years to comply with the standards,automakers staunchly resisted the measure, as they have almost all regulatory changes, from mandatory seat belts toair bags.

Well yesterday, consumer advocate and former Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader stopped by our firehousestudios to talk about everything from last year’s elections, to his take on the so-called "war on terrorism" inAfghanistan, to the vote on fuel economy in the Senate.

Guest:

  • Ralph Nader, consumer advocate, founder of Public Citizen.

Related links:


Creative Commons License The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.