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Thursday, September 01, 2005

Take the Train to Work

If even the oil companies are preaching conservation, maybe it's time to actually start listening:
Americans should conserve gasoline as supplies shrink in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, but there is no need for the federal government to ration fuel at this point, a major U.S. oil industry trade group said on Wednesday.
Those behind the call "urged American motorists "to take seriously common-sense energy conservation recommendations" and reduce driving." With gasoline prices edging up near $4.00 a gallon in some places - I have more than one reason to conserve. But seriously, people, let's give it a shot.


Anonymous Essie said...

If only there were decent public transportation where I live...

10:38 AM  
Blogger rebba shlita said...

i have been taking the train for years, and i get the daf done, i go through the parsha, its great it is a solid 2hrs. of learning and it only costs 2.00 each way.

11:38 AM  
Blogger Ezzie said...

Best of the Web pointed out recently a letter in which someone asserted that long flights, not taking public transportation, heating/cooling larger houses, etc. were far worse wastes of oil than having an SUV. (Sorry, can't look for link now)

1:31 PM  
Anonymous shanna said...

...not to mention petroleum-based fertilizers for (and trucked-in produce from) our massive farming industry...

3:02 PM  
Anonymous shanna said...

...not to mention petroleum-based fertilizers for (and trucked-in produce from) our massive farming industry...

3:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God willing this will be a spur for those working on alternative energy sources to get the next thing up and running before we run out of oil for good.

4:19 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

It would be equally nice if the federal government would put some serious money into developing alternative energy sources - wind and solar, biomass, etc. But no, we get the latest energy bill that does nothing for conservation. We get the latest mileage requirements for cars that will require a 2% improvement in mileage. I guess this is what we get when a Texas oilman is in charge of our country.

12:08 AM  
Blogger Ezzie said...

Rebecca, I'd agree that the new energy bill sucks, but it's not just President Bush's fault. Congress (both sides) is the group of morons who took the original version of the bill and destroyed it.

12:53 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

He could have made the energy bill the first to receive a signature by his never-before-used veto pen, thus forcing greedy members of Congress to ignore the oil and automotive lobbies, restrain themselves in the face of vast amounts of pork, and deliver a fiscally and environmentally responsible bill to his desk for approval.

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