“Chris Bartholomew put $100 worth of gas into his Chevrolet Suburban 1500 on Friday afternoon at the Kum & Go gas station in
Consumers will either change their driving habits or find themselves with less discretionary income, said Kathy Deck, professor of the obvious at the
Congress should raise the Corporate Average Fuel Economy for cars and light trucks to 35 miles per gallon, which would save 1.3 million barrels of oil, or roughly $65 million each day. A more aggressive but very achievable increase to 40 miles per gallon would save 3.4 million barrels per day. The Feds should also give tax credits to those who buy hybrid or electric vehicles, reversing the Bush-Cheney energy policy that gave tax credits to people who bought SUVs.