Friday, June 20, 2008

Why Does It Take High Gas Prices?

When we get in our cars to drive somewhere do we think of our children and grandchildren, or do we only think about how much that tank of gas is costing us?

Since oil is a finite resource you would think we would be more careful about how much of it we use. You would think that we would want to save some of it for future generations. You would think that we wouldn’t want to be so selfish. It seems that the only way for us to drive less and get rid of our SUVs is for the cost to go up high enough. Why is that?

From Americans drive 1.4 billion fewer highway miles:

Americans drove 1.4 billion fewer highway miles in April than they did in April 2007, the Department of Transportation said Wednesday.

That marks the sixth consecutive monthly drop and coincides with record gas prices and an increase in transit ridership, Transportation Secretary Mary Peters said.
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