Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird (.934)
(G)Ass Backwards: To support its December rate-increase request, the Connecticut utility Yankee Gas Services said it needs more money because too many of its customers have lowered their bills by heeding calls to conserve energy. And a November report commissioned by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce included the proposal that Congress replenish the federal Highway Trust Fund by imposing a special tax on gas-saving hybrid cars (in that those cars consume less fuel than regular cars and therefore pay less in gasoline tax). [Connecticut Post, 12-10-05] [Boston Globe-AP, 11-26-05]
Gah! How are we supposed to encourage people to move toward fuel conservation with stuff like this going on????
(Connecticut Post article here - unable to obtain the original Boston Globe Article)
Edited by QueenTiye, 06 January 2006 - 02:27 PM.