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Thursday, September 29, 2005

Talk About It, Talk About It ...
Don't Give It the Gas
Accepting President Bush's challenge for Americans to drive less, Inquirer columnist Monica Yant Kinney bused about South Jersey. She found people too poor to be part of the car culture, difficulty getting from burb to burb, and no signs of a movement to conserve. Besides, as she writes, "some might say we're in this pinch because the President refuses to impose tougher fuel-economy standards on an auto industry that would rather build oil-obsessed SUVs and light trucks than clean, green hybrids." Read her column. She's right. The country paved the way for the gas-guzzling culture to thrive, letting trolleys vanish and rail lines go begging or broke. The future looks frustrating: Higher gas prices, more traffic snarls, scarcer parking, more war in oil-producing states, increasing coastal consequences of global warming. How do we shake this car addiction? Have you acted on President Bush's call?


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