By Sharon Udasin, November 17, 2013
Car companies need to print pollutant levels on all publications
Jerusalem District Court last week rejected the petition of two car
companies that had been fined by the Environmental Protection Ministry
for failing to provide transparent pollution level information. Each of
the companies, Meir and Shlomo Car Import, had received fines of NIS
440,600 for neglecting to publish their air pollution data in their
online advertisements, as required by law.
"We are in an era in
which apart from immediate financial considerations, each person takes
into account the pollution caused to the environment and the health
damages caused to his or her family," said Environmental Protection
Minister Amir Peretz. Whether on the Internet or in print, all car
advertisements must indicate their emissions levels, according to the
Clean Air Law, the ministry explained.