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E-M:/ New Ford boss pushing for greening company



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Enviro-Mich message from anne.woiwode@sfsierra.sierraclub.org
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Folks:

The soon to be Chairman of the Ford Motor Company, William Clay Ford Jr., gave
a press briefing yesteday in which his stressed the importance of
environmental protection efforts and his determination that Ford will move
toward that goal.  Below are snippets of articles and the web sites to check
them out.

Anne Woiwode

New Ford chairman builds on environmentally friendly heritage By Daniel Howes
/ The Detroit News DEARBORN -- If Chairman-elect William Clay Ford Jr. has
anything to say about it -- and he will -- Ford Motor Co.'s future profits
will come in many shades of green.  A self-described environmentalist, Ford
insists it's possible "for people to be environmentalists and auto enthusiasts
with no tradeoffs.  Being environmentally friendly means no tradeoffs for
shareholders either." FULL STORY at
http://www.detnews.com/1998/autos/9809/24/09240048.htm

'Environmental Ethic' Planned for Ford Motor Copyright 1997 Los Angeles Times
travis.smith@latimes.com  All Rights Reserved Autos: Incoming Chairman
William Clay Ford Jr. says firm's anti-pollution initiatives won't harm
shareholder interests.  By DONALD W. NAUSS, Times Staff Writer<br> "There's no
conflict between doing the right thing and the bottom line," he said at an
environmental briefing with reporters. "I don't see a conflict between
shareholder value, customer value and social value."  FULL STORY at:
http://www.latimes.com/HOME/NEWS/BUSINESS/t000086900.1.html

Also there is a commentary by a rep of the Union of Concerned Scientists about
Ford's pronouncments at: http://www.detnews.com/EDITPAGE/9809/24/oped/oped.htm



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